Monthly Archives: June 2020

A history of the airport


The WLC is currently in discussions with Transport Canada and the Victoria Airport Authority to pursue economic opportunities for W̱SÁNEĆ people, a meaningful role for W̱SÁNEĆ decision-making, and improved care for the environment on lands currently occupied by the Victoria International Airport. The large parcel of land in the middle of the Saanich Peninsula (blue) is owned by Transport Canada and leased by the Victoria Airport Authority.  The nearly 1200 acres of land owned by Transport Canada lies directly between the W̱SÁNEĆ villages and prevents W̱SÁNEĆ people from exercising their rights and sacred responsibilities in this region. Many [...]

A history of the airport2023-06-15T08:28:08+00:00

Community Profile: W̱SÁNEĆ’s ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph


As part of our mandate, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council regularly features W̱SÁNEĆ community members who work to enhance recognition and respect for W̱SÁNEĆ culture. ŚW̱,XELOSELWET (Tiffany Joseph)--meaning “Camera Lady” in SENĆOŦEN--is a trained filmmaker, an experienced environmental steward and advocate, a SENĆOŦEN language learner, a writer, a teacher, and an astrologer. The history of W̱SÁNEĆ people’s self-advocacy has inspired her to learn and practice the W̱SÁNEĆ ways of life her elders and ancestors fought for her, while also doing whatever she can to provide those same opportunities to her children and future W̱SÁNEĆ generations. ŚW̱,XELOSELWET was given [...]

Community Profile: W̱SÁNEĆ’s ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph2020-09-02T19:03:43+00:00
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