When we were first sent into isolation the threat of unwellness sweeping across these Coast Salish Lands and Waters was terrifying. Not everyone was going to be ok. My first impulse had me running to the woods and into the lap of my favorite cedar tree. I could breathe there and was reminded that we have been here before. These Coast Salish Lands and Waters know viruses and death. I was reminded that we survived and continue to survive because this is our home. Not everyone understands the sacred relationship we have with the natural world let alone the medicines and ancient whispers of a cedar tree. The Xapayay: Tree of Life Online Gallery showcases the expression of five Coast Salish artists and the critical role cedar plays in ensuring the health and well-being of all of our relations.