Community Profile: SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renee J. Sampson)

2020-11-05T20:21:09+00:00

SX̱EDŦELISIYE is a W̱SÁNEĆ community member and language revitalizer who has recently translated over 150 books into SENĆOŦEN. SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renée Sampson), which means hummingbird woman, is is a proud mother of three daughters (TOLISIYE, LIQIŦIÁ and ŦE,ILIYE). Her passions are language learning, teaching and working with the youth. This photo is Courtesy of and the Copyright of Remington John SX̱EDŦELISIYE has been working at the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board since 2009. Until last year, she was a kindergarten teacher at the LE,NONET SCUL,AUTW SENĆOŦEN Survival School. Currently, SX̱EDŦELISIYE is the SENĆOŦEN program facilitator for both the ȽÁU,WEL,ṈEW̱ Tribal School [...]

Community Profile: SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renee J. Sampson)2020-11-05T20:21:09+00:00

PEKELANEW – The Moon That Turns the Leaves White (October)

2020-10-15T18:33:12+00:00

This time of year, around the new moon in the month of October, is traditionally known as PEKELANEW - The Moon That Turns the Leaves White  This is the moon of the turning white season (frost). This moon brings the first frost. The leaves lose their colours and turn pale. Deer hunting is the activity during this moon. The earth is cooling down and the people turn their efforts to hunting. WEATHER The longer, cooler nights can lead to frost on the leaves and the ground in higher country. ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES The W̱SÁNEĆ people began splitting the cedar [...]

PEKELANEW – The Moon That Turns the Leaves White (October)2020-10-15T18:33:12+00:00

The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council obtains agreement to rename another park.

2020-10-15T18:07:14+00:00

The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council proudly announces they have an agreement to rename another park. Shown above - this Kiosk in McDonald Park will be removed and replaced with W̱SÁNEĆ art and SENĆOŦEN History. In alignment with the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council’s mandate to promote and enhance recognition for W̱SÁNEĆ culture, the WLC has been working to reinstate W̱SÁNEĆ language and culture across the territory.  McDonald Park is located on the Northern outskirts of Sidney, BC in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. The 20 hectares of forested parkland has particular historical and cultural significance for the W̱SÁNEĆ people.  McDonald [...]

The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council obtains agreement to rename another park.2020-10-15T18:07:14+00:00

CRD Liaison – Employment Opportunity

2020-10-13T23:40:24+00:00

The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is pleased to announce a new employment opportunity.  The WLC is currently pursuing a more active role in municipal decision-making and, as a result, has established a W̱SÁNEĆ CRD Liaison position. The CRD liasion position is full time and based out of the WLC office in Brentwood Bay.  JOB DESCRIPTION As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council works to enhance recognition of, and respect for, W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights and W̱SÁNEĆ Aboriginal rights and title on behalf of Tsartlip First Nation, Tsawout First Nation, and Tseycum First Nation. The WLC is [...]

CRD Liaison – Employment Opportunity2020-10-13T23:40:24+00:00

Clam garden restoration project video report now available

2020-10-14T22:22:56+00:00

A new video report on the impact of the Clam Garden Restoration project for the W̱SÁNEĆ community has just been released. W̱SÁNEĆ’s ŚW̱,XELOSELWET (Tiffany Joseph) a trained filmmaker, was asked by Parks Canada to create the video, which highlights the impact of the project on the participants. Participants of the Clam Garden Restoration project spent 5 years working to restore clam gardens in W̱SÁNEĆ territory. In addition to improving the ecology of two clam gardens, the project also aimed to reclaim W̱SÁNEĆ knowledge, practices and culture related to clam gardens. Beyond knowledge reclamation and ecological restoration, the project [...]

Clam garden restoration project video report now available2020-10-14T22:22:56+00:00
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