Leslie Kolovich is on the road in British Columbia for World Paddle for the Planet with Bob Purdy. Bob, his wife Sharon, and Jo Knight of Destintion Osoyoos took Leslie and photographer Joan Vienot to Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre for a special guided tour with Russell Podgurny. Russell is a Cree First Nations dancer from Saskatchewan working at the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in the Okanagan Nation. Russell our eco spirit guide in this sacred place honored us by playing his drum and singing in traditional spirit. Russell is a carrier of the drum, and his sound resonated through my whole being. The most powerful of all the spirits is the water spirit. It is the most humble of all spirits as it always goes to the lowest spot. Listening to him talk about “the spirit” was so enlightening as a reminder of what “spirit” really is. Enjoy this video, I hope it touches your soul like it did ours in that room.