The Trickster - Common Raven
Ravens are fascinating – their cunning vocalizations, gestures and extravagant aerial displays while on the wing – everything about them. Indigenous people share ancient legends revering the Raven, a powerful figure who transformed the world, who did so by cleverly deceiving others and thus he is also known as the Trickster. I was thrilled to meet this particularly massive Raven while visiting the traditional territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais people in the Great Bear Rainforest. While we explored the village of Klemtu with the Elders this Raven followed, adding his own commentary to our journey. He was quite chatty with our group and came in close to share his own story, perhaps to school us in the Trickster’s ways?