TEWINKEL, Wim




Author Tags: First Nations, Forestry, Photography

Dutch-born photographer Wim Tewinkel traveled in all continents except Antarctica before settling near Pemberton where he now works as a forester for the Lillooet Tribal Council. With colour photo portraits and brief interview excerpts, Tewinkel’s Salish Elders (Caitlin $35.95) pays tribute to local Salish who have lived through the Depression and World War II. Logging, boxing, gymnastics, basket-weaving, farming—memories of good times and bad. They describe their lives using their own terms, speaking from the heart. Here are a few segments. 0-920576-98-2

Tewinkel operated a woodlot near Pemberton but lost it due to a settlement connected to the 2010 Olympics involving local First Nations. He remains president of the Sea to Sky Woodlot Association. As a photographer he has produced the coffee table book Forest Life – British Columbia Woodlots (Federation of BC Woodlot Associations $39.95) featuring more than 100 woodlots around BC and the people who diligently manage them. 978-0-9812657-0-4

CITY/TOWN: Pemberton, B.C.

DATE OF BIRTH: 06/06/1945

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bathmen, The Netherlands

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1972

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1973

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Dutch

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Forester

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Salish Elders (Caitlin Press, 2003)

Forest Life – British Columbia Woodlots (BC Woodlots Association, 2009)

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: Wim Tewinkel studied forestry in Holland. After graduating he lived and worked for nearly three years in Africa (Kenya) as an Agriculture Extension Officer. After immigrating to Canada he spent some time in Quebec and Ontario and then moved to British Columbia where he is a Registered Professional Forester. He moved to Pemberton in 1984 where he built his own house and started a forestry consulting company. He has worked extensively with the First Nations in the Pemberton area as a forest consultant and adviser. He has traveled extensively in all continents except Antarctica and speaks several languages. His major interest in sports is karate, which he teaches in Pemberton and Whistler. He and his wife live about 25 kilometers outside Pemberton in the mountains in a home they built themselves

[BCBW 2010] "Photography" "First Nations"