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TAL & CHRISTINA JAMES

Nanaimo, BC
ROOTS Ministry


Tal is First Nations from Penelakut Island and Nisga’a. Christina is from Germany. Together we epitomize diverse cultural interaction and seeing success in how two worlds progress together. Our sons, Corbin and Connor, are 14 and 16 years old and forging their way in life through lacrosse and camp counseling and among time with their peers.

ROOTS is largely similar, in that we blend traditional and contemporary knowledge to assist in making a better path in life for Penelakut people and beyond. ROOTS stands for Reclaiming Original Outdoor Technology and Skills where archery, kayaking, and many other initiatives take place alongside of the Penelakut community. Currently we have been part of a teen group developing and also other cultural and community events facilitated by the ROOTS team.