Jonathan Taggart: Split Like A Crutch

Carl Licata

Vancouver-based photojournalist Jonathan Taggart explores the reserves of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation, scattered along both sides of British Columbia’s Lillooet River. Like many of Canada’s indigenous communities, the settlements of the In-SHUCK-ch exist in isolation; poverty is rampant and infrastructure dearly lacking. With limited access to health and education resources, the communities of the Lillooet River Valley can be seen to represent a continuation of what has too often been referred to as the “Indian Problem”.