ÍY SȻÁĆEL HÁLE
I take pride in announcing and providing background on the establishment of the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Society, incorporated under the Societies Act on May 7, 2018.
WLC is comprised of three W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations: Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout. After many years and continued discussions amongst W̱SÁNEĆ Chiefs regarding infringement and breaches of Douglas Treaty within our territory, it was evident that the formalization of a unified body to represent W̱SÁNEĆ common interests was necessary.
Previous to the establishment of the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, proponents, corporations and governments were able to take advantage of the fact that the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation was divided, and, as our elders have said, “when we disagree, the government wins.” By standing together, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council will be a reckoning force within our Territory.