Hiladi Lodge   

Ma'amtagila Territory, 2021

I helped build this structure with a team of volunteers over two rainy weekend trips.

This project is a part of an assertion of Ma’amtagila nationhood led by Ma’amtagila matriarch Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas, in coordination with broader Kwakwaka'wakw hereditary leadership. She and other members of the Matriarch Camp intend to return home to their lands and waters near Hiladi, “the place to make things right,” to affirm their Indigenous title and rights and uphold hereditary systems of governance.

More info at: www.maamtagila.ca

I can’t take credit for this outhouse - but I think it’s beautiful! Homemade cedar shakes, and an old door salvaged from the ruins of a nearby cabin.