An Indigenous man attempting to irradicate an area of land of tansy to plant camas but, there is just far too much of it. The weight and volume of the tansy is just far too much for one to handle.

Settlers did not only arrive and take over land, but they also brought with them plants that reminded them of their original home. Some of these plants became invasive and took over large swaths of land where there used to be Indigenous edible plants and medicine plants. To help heal the people, invasive plants need to be removed or managed, and replaced with Indigenous plants.

Photograph and text by Elder Johnny Aitken