L-88 Wavewalker (Male) Born 1993: Wavewalker is always exciting to spot when L- pod is in the area because he will often be accompanied by his mother Grace (L-2). Wavewalker lost his big brother and best friend, Gaia, (L-78) over the winter months of 2011-2012. This inseparable duo could be spotted very quickly with their distinct saddlepatches and playful behavior. Wavewalker’s saddlepatch is very different on the left side than the right side. His saddlepatch on the left has a narrow, black boomerang shape in it, while the right side has a large triangular shape of black nestled in the white area. Wavewalker had a very close relationship with his brother. He continues to stay close by his sweet mother, Grace, but he likes to venture off when J and K pods are near so that he can meet the ladies!
I am a folk musician and activist from the Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, Canada. I spend my time touring the coast and planet using my music as a platform to amplify the voices of communities threatened by unjust resource extraction and to contribute to the growing revolution spreading across the earth. My folktivism has taken me all over Canada’s west coast and interior, to Paris, France for COP21 and most recently to Costa Rica where I represented our coast at a conference called The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change.
During my travels I strive to share as many stories as I can about the incredibly resilient and inspiring people fighting to protect the environments that sustain them and their communities. I believe that music and story are some of humanity’s most powerful tools and I have seen first hand their ability to inspire a shift in individuals’ and communities’ attitudes.
In the last three years I have released three independent records and toured each, in an expanding fashion, around the west coast of Canada. These records are An Opportunity (2016), Little Rivers Matter Too (2015) and The Kitimat LP (2014). Current projects include a fundraiser tour for RAVEN’s Pull Together Campaign in support of First Nations’ court challenges of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion, and continued work addressing the deep systematic issues related to the Site C Dam proposal in the Peace River Valley.