The rich legacy of Dr. Mary Thomas by Jim Cooperman

 

Jim’s latest is a great read 

The rich legacy of Dr. Mary Thomas (May 2 2014).

 

It is rare for a Shuswap resident to achieve provincial or national recognition for the contributions they have made to society. Famed Neskonlith elder and ethnobotanist Mary Thomas is one of these select few that will be remembered in history, as her remarkable accomplishments have been recognized widely across North America. And in 2010, some 490 hectares in the Wap Creek valley, known for both its spiritual and traditional use values and, was protected as a cultural heritage feature in honour of Mary and her husband Frank Krauchi who passed away in 1997.

Author: Tim Lavery

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