Saturday, October 31, 2015

SALISH SEA by Dana Lyons- Video


 This new music video is the signature piece of the album by the same name. It is a sequel to Dana's hit music video entitled "Salmon Come Home."

The Great Salish Sea is sung from the perspective of "Granny," the 104-year old matriarch of our bioregion's resident orcas. It highlights adverse changes to the underwater acoustic environment through the last century, in the context of visually stunning imagery and soulful lyrics.Enjoy! :)

The Great Salish Sea

Posted by Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary & Coastal Trail on Friday, September 25, 2015

The Truth about Canada- TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL!!

It's really sad and unnerving for many to know that the land we were raised on and the stories we were told in school, were not as we believed. There was a lot missing. Now the truth is out how will it change us, the people of Canada, how will it change Canada! Because we need BIG changes.

It sounds to me that so much work was done and is being done to help the survivors of the Residential schools and their families and children, but only time can heal many of these wounds.

Unfortunately, I am afraid that the people not directly affected will turn away. Everyone is so occupied with their own lives, work and climate issues many issues....WILL CANADIANS LISTEN AND LEARN?  I pray they will. I have fears that the info will be stored and forgotten.

Like many of my dear things that are in storage, I want to get them and have them and enjoy them but I don't have the space or the money. With all this delicate personally deeply emotional and touching, gut wrenching material I pray it's well taken care of, and what is needed it taken and used and practiced so that atrocities like this never happen again.

I send love and light to everyone that worked on the project, all the survivors and their families. I am so sorry this happened to you. I am so angry that people could do such sick horrible things to children and families.

All those poor mothers and father who lost their children. I would die!! What would you do?

How would you feel if this happened to you?

This is the best question...because what would you do, knowing your child is imprisoned somewhere, learning things that you see as no value...and truthfully they weren't because as we all see, the invaders basically brought and developed skills to wipe out all the humans on the earth if we are not careful and make changes.

For what ever dark ignorant reasons that it happened, WE AS CANADIANS must teach our children about this very dark time in history, teach our children this is the real Canada and teach our children empathy, so that this never ever happens again and also so that they can continue to help other and themselves as it will be many many generations before healing can happen in any significant way.

And thus it is so very very important that this info is protected and organized and cared for in the manner it deserves. I pray that in the future some crazy maniac, like we just had as a PM, doesn't decide it's taking up to much space and the libraries he was destroying.

Terabytes of testimony: Digital database of residential school stories opens to the public

 From the article linked here:
"You can't help but be moved when you hear elders cry. You can't help but be moved when you see parents and children try to fight their way through healing and reconciliation and coming to terms with some of the stuff that happened right inside their family."

Lorna Standingready - RTR4YPUL3

Residential School survivor Lorna Standingready (L) is comforted during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada closing ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (Blair Gable/Reuters)

(Ry Moran )He says doing this work has shaken him to the core and and made him reflect on his country's true history.

"I do believe that the country that we think we have or that we've been told we have — at least via the text books and the general Canadian narrative — really isn't the country that has actually existed," he said, calling the collection 'sobering.'

Ry Moran is the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba. (Ry Moran)

 Read more about this on this link below.
Related Links:

Residential Schools- Cultural Genocide and Assimilation 

I am sharing this song because I think the message is so powerful.  

"Teach Your Children"

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well, their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they fix, the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of the tender years can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well, their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they fix,the one you'll know by.
Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Animated Street Art

Check this out! Animated Street Art- Wow, this is very inspirational. Gives me lots of ideas!

This is Vj Suave from São Paulo. I want to share with you our video of tricycles projecting animations in the streets of Rio de Janeiro and other cities around the world.
We are a duo artist, Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga, we have 2 tricycles adapted with projector, batteries, speaker and computer to project our animations. Read more

Thursday, October 29, 2015

HELP NEEDED for Victims of Hurricane Patricia

Conditions are bleak: 11 small hotels were damaged, as were many homes. Walls and palapa roofs were blown down and sand covers everything in sight. Unusable mattresses and even a boat litter the streets. - See more at:
Conditions are bleak: 11 small hotels were damaged, as were many homes. Walls and palapa roofs were blown down and sand covers everything in sight. Unusable mattresses and even a boat litter the streets. - See more at:
People in the fishing and ecotourism towns, based in six small beach villages:
Arroyo Seco, Melaque, Barra de Navidad, Boca de Iguana, Tenacatita and La Manzanilla  NEED HELP!!

See more at:

Conditions are bleak: 11 small hotels were damaged, as were many homes. Walls and palapa roofs were blown down and sand covers everything in sight. Unusable mattresses and even a boat litter the streets. - See more at:
GoFundme page has been set up. 

Also a Fundraiser in Puerto Vallarta is happening.


BELOW A FEW OF PHOTOS OF DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE PATRICIA - see link here for more. These little towns really need a lot of help.

You can also check out this link for ways to help!

Monday, October 26, 2015

STAND with Tsleil-Waututh Nation AGAINST Kinder Morgan, NEB & Attorney General


This risky and dangerous project must be stopped. Stand with TWN and support our lawsuit. Consider making a donation to this critical work of stopping the pipeline and tanker expansion. Make a donation of any size at

Stop the Kinder Morgan Expansion!
FOLLOW @TWNSacredTrust

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Barra de Navidad, Melaque after Hurricane Patricia- UPDATED

UPDATE: a GoFundme page has been set up. 

Also a Fundraiser in Puerto Vallarta is happening.

Word is that the brunt of the storm passed Vallarta but Melaque and Barra de Navidad got hit bad. Here are some photos. I will post more as I hear. Please pray for those affected. There is still ALOT of rain and this is the dangerous part because of landslides and flooding. Keep the people in our hearts and share this as often the little towns do not get the help they need after a disaster because know one knows about it. Please share and help if you can.

Get more info here
More photos can be found here

Friday, October 23, 2015


As a huge hurricane barrels towards Mexico I beg for you to act on #CLIMATEJUSTICE

The world must take action or we will see more of these hurricanes and typhoons. I am praying for all the brave people of Mexico and others who live there and visit that they can endure what will be placed on them today and in the days to come! I pray for their safety. I am sending them love and light. Please join me to watch angels and all the positive powers that be help them..

Justin Trudeau- PLEASE TAKE ACTION ON #CLIMATEJUSTICE IMMEDIATELY. Before there are more storms/hurricanes like this. 



"Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction over a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco."

National Hurricane Centre- WARNING


Hurricane PATRICIA Public Advisory

Home   Public Adv   Fcst Adv   Discussion   Wind Probs   Graphics   Archive  

WTPZ35 KNHC 231448

1000 AM CDT FRI OCT 23 2015


LOCATION...17.6N 105.5W


The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the
coast of Mexico north of San Blas to El Roblito.


A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* San Blas to Punta San Telmo

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* East of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* East of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas
* North of San Blas to El Roblito

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area, in this case within about 24
hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Patricia was
located near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 105.5 West. Patricia is
now moving toward the north near 10 mph (17 km/h).  A turn toward
the north-northeast and a faster forward motion are expected later
today, with this motion continuing tonight and Saturday.  On the
forecast track, the center of Patricia should cross the coast in
the hurricane warning area late this afternoon or early this
evening.  After landfall, the center of Patricia is expected to move
quickly north-northeastward across western and northern Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 200 mph (325 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Patricia is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in intensity are possible
today, but Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous
category 5 hurricane through landfall.  After landfall, Patricia is
forecast to rapidly weaken over the mountains of Mexico.  A NOAA
Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate Patricia
before landfall.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles
(280 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 880 mb (25.99 inches).

WIND:  Hurricane conditions should reach the hurricane warning area
during the next several hours, with the worst conditions likely this
afternoon and this evening.  Tropical storm conditions are now
spreading across portions of the warning area. Preparations to
protect life and property should be rushed to completion.  Hurricane
conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area today.

RAINFALL:  Patricia is expected to produce total rainfall
accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 20
inches, over the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima,
Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday.  These rains could produce
life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

STORM SURGE:  An extremely dangerous storm surge is expected to
produce significant coastal flooding near and to the right of where
the center makes landfall.  Near the coast, the surge will be
accompanied by large and destructive waves.

SURF:  Swells generated by Patricia are already affecting portions
of the southern coast of Mexico, and will spread northwestward
during the next day or so.  These swells are likely to cause
life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult
products from your local weather office.

Next intermediate advisory at 100 PM CDT.
Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.

Forecaster Beven

Thursday, October 22, 2015


He's REAL, he's ALIVE, he can DANCE and he's funny!! Now he can breath NEW LIFE into Canada after Harper tried to squeeze the life of it !!

Hurray for our future!! Here's looking forward and sending love and light and positive energy that great things will happen. 

He said he will hope, I pray it's true and he will keep and improve on his promises. We need help with income and housing.

Trudeau commits to record investments in Canadian children and poverty reduction
"Investing in social housing is much more than putting a roof over people's heads. It also creates stable, well-paid jobs that families can rely on," the Liberal leader said during his speech at the Alexandra Park Community Centre.

The community centre is a central hub for a neighbourhood in the midst of a revitalization project run by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, which operates social housing projects in the city.
"We know that access to affordable and safe housing is part of the solution to many social issues, such as child poverty, student debt and our ability to help people with serious mental health issues and addiction."

I voted Green but so very happy that Trudeau is in and Harper is gone.

Sophie & Margaret- Beautiful Souls -on the Journey with Justin!

I love these ladies. Listening to them speak and reading about them, they are powerful souls to be reckoned with. I have huge respect for both but so much for Margaret, she has really been so much.

But Sophie to has had a full plate. Together they make such a strong foundation for Justin to draw from.

 I thought that before the election. For him to have grown up, dealing with the mental health issues faced by his mom, by the whole family,  could only make him more empathetic.

He is the supporting force we need in this country, he can turn the way we treat people with mental health issues around.  Let's pray the money goes where it's needed most.

My suggestions: 
More gardens, composting, popbottle greenhouses, green walls,
Shelters- How to build- sustainable- off the grid, cob houses,
Enough Food (Re:garden)
Edible Schoolyards
Food Forests
Art- lots of art
Teach children how to build and survive with out electricity, so they have the resources should
they need it. In process teach them how to live without fossil fuels.
Grounding-Health-Exercise-Yoga, Mediation, Nature

Canada has huge opportunities here and I am looking forward to the change.

Onwards ladies, Onwards Justin. Let's help the people who really need it and heal them and Canada at the same time.

Well World, take a look,  we have some great kind wise souls in powerful positions to make change in the country.  Listen to these two lovely women speak. Together they will have great influence and that makes me happy and hopeful. I love that Sophie speaks 3 languages  (Wikipedia) Grégoire is fluent in French, English, and Spanish.

And Margaret- well she's a beautiful artist and I love her, people might want to label her but I think she is a wonderful soul that survived so much.

One-on-one with Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau
In this CTV News exclusive, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau discusses with CTV Question Period the changes her family will face if Justin Trudeau wins, but emphasizes ‘within, we’ll stay who we are.’ Full Election 2015 coverage here:
Posted by CTV News on Sunday, October 18, 2015

One-on-one with Margaret Trudeau
'Pierre raised his sons to serve.'Margaret Trudeau sits down for a one-on-one interview with Craig Oliver to discuss her son's victory, saying he took on the campaign with such passion.
Posted by CTV News on Monday, October 19, 2015

We need lots more dancing- it's good for the soul!
And check this out!! (Just found it on Fb, I think it's real!!)Very cool Justin! I'm impressed!

Who Wants to Go "Back to the Future?"

Check out Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd "Back To The Future" in 2015. Hilarious! The ovation in the beginning made me cry! Love these guys! So cool!
Where were you in 1985?

10/21/15! The Future is NOW! Doc Brown has a special message just for you. #BTTF2015
Posted by Back to the Future Trilogy on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Back to the Future
 Don't Miss Out!
Go "Back To The Future" on Oct 25th 

Showtimes for Back to the Future Oct 25

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Born Indigenous in this Country is a POLITICAL ACT!

Don't want to be the tip of the spear, AT LEAST be a PART of it!!

What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. As founder, Bill McKibben, puts it, "Anyone who can throw a hatchet and sue you is a force to be reckoned with."

Fractured Land Official Trailer from Fractured Land on Vimeo.

From the Facebook Page:
Come join us as we celebrate two Vancouver International Film Festival wins for our documentary, Fractured Land. We are honoured to feature DJ KEMO of Vancouver's own, The Rascalz. Live performance by MOB BOUNCE with DJ Dean Hunt and live visuals by Bracken Hanuse. Hosted by Fractured Land's directors, Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis.


NOV 20, 21, 22 / 8:30PM - Vancity Theater
NOV 24 / 7:00PM - Rio Theater
NOV 25 / 6:30PM - Vancity Theater
DEC 1 / 6:30PM - Kay Meek Centre


"Born Indigenous in this Country is a POLITICAL ACT! 
Don't want to be the tip of the spear, AT LEAST be a PART of it!! "

A coming of age story about a young First Nations law student and emerging leader from northeast BC, epicenter of some of the worlds largest fracking operations. He tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him - blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.

Directed and Produced by Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis
Executive Producers: Daniel Conrad, Mark Achbar and Charlotte Engel
Editor: Jocelyn Chaput
Music: Edo Van Breemen
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Monday, October 19, 2015

Breathing a sigh of relief! Harper Dictatorship DEFEATED!

Hurray! It's over! The Harper government aka dictatorship is over. Thank God! Thank all the positive powers that be and everyone who voted. I voted Green but I am still relieved that Liberals wons. It's not as I hoped but I am hopeful for change. I am hoping we will get some help.

Feels like a dream.
But Canada did it! Defeated a dictator! That's something to tell your kids!! We had a close call. May that never happen again. Never forget!!

Don't Be Stephen's Puppet!! OCT 19TH 2015- ELECTION CANADA

And Now an Important Message from Marty Sheep! OCT 19TH 2015- ELECTION CANADA

Please, if you have not already voted, STOP WHAT YOUR ARE DOING AND GO VOTE!
Thank you! Canada Thanks You! Democracy Thanks you!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch at Art Knapps-South Surrey

Lots of HALLOWEEN fun out at the Art Knapps in South Surrey. Check it out! I'll some pics later.

Halloween Parade Vancouver Oct 2015

Halloween Parade 2015 Pt 2
Still working on Part 1. 
May not finish it, might just post all the pics instead

Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

Oct 15 Thu, 7 PM-9 PM See details
Performing Arts at Tom Lee Music Hall

Oct 16 Fri, 6 PM-9 PM See details
Performing Arts at Tom Lee Music Hall

Oct 17 Sat, 12 PM-9 PM See details
Exhibition & Performance at PNE

Oct 18 Sun, 12 PM-8 PM See details
Exhibition & Performance at PNE 

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015



Do you know that a boy named Ali is DYING for DEMOCRACY, right NOW!! Many of you, the #YOUTH whom I hope to address here, may not remember #ArabSpring. I happened in 2011 and is an amazing time in history. The power of the people was put to the test.

Through the #Freedom of Social Media people were truly empowered and could organize and unite and take down dictators. We are facing a similar threat from Harper and he must be voted out to save Canada.

Democracy MUST prevail.
#Canada -the WORLD is WATCHING this #ELECTION2015

Watch this video and it will give you great incite into what is happening in this countries and why it's happening and the importance of it.  What happens there affects YOU! #TheButterflyEffect 

Arab Spring
From Forbes 2011
"And please, stop comparing #OWS to the Arab Spring. The protestors in Tunisia literally would have died, and are dying, to have what we have—a democracy. The next general election is November 8th.  No one should have the right to protest that didn’t exercise his or her right to vote."

Did you ever hear this Tedtalkx

This is a little video I made back in 2011 and I point out the POWER of Social Media, HOW IT LEVELS the playing field.

Watch this to know the dire straits we are facing if we turn our backs on #ClimateJustice

We must stop Bill #C51 and protect OUR #HUMANRIGHTS


Come On Ladies, LET'S CLEAN HOUSE!!


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Zipolita aka Tina Winterlik

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For More Information please do not hesitate to me.
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Recently upgraded all skills at Emily Carr- Interaction Design Program- Responsive Design, Mobile App Design & development and Wordpress. Passionate about videography and social media. Maintains several blogs and social

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Thursday, October 15, 2015



Carnival Band @ Make Some Fracking Noise
Posted by Rising Tide - Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories on Thursday, October 15, 2015

This conference is a greenwashed sham. LNG lobbyists and our so-called leaders are inside pushing their financial agendas with no regard for frontline communities, indigenous sovereignty, or future generations,” said Allison Dixon of Rising Tide. 

“While the world is waking up to the climate crisis, BC LNG is far away from a just transition to a sustainable future.” ‪#‎FloodTheSystem‬ ‪#‎ClimateJustice‬

Clean Energy and Wild Salmon, Not LNG! Community groups, local residents and Indigenous land defenders take to the streets to protest the International LNG in BC Conference

Photo: Murray Bush – flux photo
Yesterday, Luutkudziiwus, a 600 member House Group of the Gitxsan Nation, announced that they will be filing a legal challenge over the BC regulatory permits awarded to the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) pipeline that would supply gas to the Petronas LNG plant on Lelu Island.

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Photo: Murray Bush – flux photo

“Our Madii Lii territory is not to be played with by the province of BC in their LNG game. Clark’s LNG dream is a nightmare for us,” said Hereditary Chief Luutkudziiwus (Charlie Wright). “While she paints a shiny picture of LNG in their conference this week, the reality is that First Nations are being bulldozed, and we have had enough”.

Tsimshian land defenders, who have re-occupied their traditional territory of Lelu Island to protect Flora Banks from the Petronas LNG project, also spoke to the crowd.

“We are protecting Lelu Island, Flora Banks, and the Skeena River from the LNG plant that would destroy our salmon. Like my father, Chief Yahaan says: If you take away the fish, you take away the people,” said Joey Wesley, of the Gitwilgyoots Tribe of Lax Kw’alaams.

The noise demo was held as part of the #Flood the System grassroots mobilization, as communities across Canada and the United States are saying “no” to the root causes of the climate crisis in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris.

Whoa- Is this my Canada?

Please Inform Yourself - as someone may be watching you...or has been. 
Senate page Brigette DePape, holding a sign reading "Stop Harper" is led from the room as Canada's Governor General David Johnston delivers the Speech from the Throne in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

This enlightening film will definitely have your attention. Don't Ignore It!

My favourite line from the movie
"Is there ginger in here?"  Time we all wake up!! And Speak Up! With our Vote!!

Let's paint the country green. 

It's truly the only thing that makes real sense.

Sean Devlin and Shireen Soofi protesting Canada's climate inaction behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Photo

The Tarsands -Before & After
"Join me in saying 'no' to tar sands oil and 'yes' to clean energy."
- Robert Redford

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Listen to Lisa Barrett of the Green Party- Vancouver Centre

With the Federal Election fast approaching, Novus chatted with the candidates of the Vancouver Centre riding to get their thoughts on the current state of Canada and what they would do if elected.
@novustv -!/novustv

Mama Spirit Bear & Cubs

Here is my latest painting! Mama Spirit Bear and cubs. Don't you just love her. I love her eyes. She is going to bring someone really GREAT energy!! Is it YOU?

Come on, wouldn't you love to have this painting on your wall?
Here a few new photos.

Title: Mama Spirit Bear & Cubs
Media: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30" x 30"
Not For Sale

Painting & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Painting & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Painting & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Painting & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015
 This is a painting of Mama Spirit Bear


After I saw the wonderful documentary about the mother Spirit Bear and her two cubs I knew I had to paint her.