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BCAFN Regional Chief Election Winner Declared

2020-12-07T16:36:02+00:00

BCAFN Regional Chief Election Winner Declared. The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations declared a winner of the November election. Terry Teegee has been re-elected as Regional Chief for a term of three years. Hosted by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, representatives from Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum met with the candidates for Regional Chief before deciding who would get their vote. The BCAFN is an organization that represents and acts on behalf of the 203 First Nations in British Columbia. Their mandate includes advocacy and implementation of Title and Rights through exercising inherent laws and jurisdiction. They do [...]

BCAFN Regional Chief Election Winner Declared2020-12-07T16:36:02+00:00

You Asked, We Answered. Some Frequently Asked Questions.

2020-11-27T16:55:40+00:00

You asked, we answered. We are committed to transparency and accountability to the communities we serve. We noticed many of you had similar questions and concerns about our governance structure, relationship with each Chief and Council, our mandate and our contingency plans for dissolution.  We hope to answer these questions with the answers below. If not, please feel free to give us feedback so we can improve. What is the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) mandate and where did it come from?  The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (W̱LC) is currently comprised of Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout.  The Chief and one Councillor of [...]

You Asked, We Answered. Some Frequently Asked Questions.2020-11-27T16:55:40+00:00

SJELCASEN- The Moon of putting your paddle away in the bush (Nov.-Dec.)

2020-11-14T16:43:07+00:00

This time of year, around what is now called November and December , is traditionally known as SJELCASEN- The Moon of putting your paddle away in the bush. This moon is the season of strong winds. The weather is unpredictable, making it unsafe to travel. It is time to put the big sea canoes and paddles away. It is time to honour the paddle for carrying one safely all season long. Snow is possible at this time of year. The long house activities start. WEATHER Strong and sudden winds are now common on the open sea and it [...]

SJELCASEN- The Moon of putting your paddle away in the bush (Nov.-Dec.)2020-11-14T16:43:07+00:00

ḰENES partners with CRD on biosolids trucking contract

2020-11-14T16:25:29+00:00

Media Release For Immediate Release November 12, 2020   ḰENES partners with CRD on biosolids trucking contract Victoria, BC – ḰENES Transportation, a W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations partnership company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Capital Regional District (CRD) to contract the trucking of biosolids produced at its Residuals Treatment Facility (RTF) starting this year. Under this agreement ḰENES, a new business created by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (W̱LC) and Sangan Resource Management, will transport dried biosolids to the Lafarge Canada cement plant in Richmond for up to five years while the CRD develops its long-term management plan for [...]

ḰENES partners with CRD on biosolids trucking contract2020-11-14T16:25:29+00:00

Remembering W̱SÁNEĆ War Vets

2020-11-11T17:42:23+00:00

A few of the community members that served in World War Two are remembered by their families. Mary Bartleman: Mary Bartleman was a private who served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp from 1939-1945. Stationed in Victoria, BC, Mary did not have to kill anyone. She received the Canadian Volunteer Service Meda for her 5 years of service. Her niece Pat, holds her Canadian Army Discharge Certificate which shows her war service badge number #293612 and her discharge date in August 1945. Mary Bartleman had enrolled at 18 years old. “She was a beautiful young lady who lived [...]

Remembering W̱SÁNEĆ War Vets2020-11-11T17:42:23+00:00

WLC and PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation explore collaboration

2020-11-05T20:26:40+00:00

WLC and PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation explore collaboration to protect the natural ecology within W̱SÁNEĆ Territory. The PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation is a community organization active in the restoration of native ecosystems in important W̱SÁNEĆ places, as well as food systems education at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School and beyond. Shown above: PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱, or "Blossoming Place", the native plant nursery, garden and centre for food systems education at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School in W̱SÁNEĆ territory. The PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation has been operating out of the PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ or “Blossoming Place” nursery and gardens onsite at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School in W̱SÁNEĆ territory. PEPÁḴEṈ [...]

WLC and PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Foundation explore collaboration2020-11-05T20:26:40+00:00

WESELÁNEW – MOON OF THE SHAKER LEAVES (November)

2020-11-01T23:10:15+00:00

This time of year, around what is now called November, is traditionally known as WESELÁNEW – Moon of the Shaker Leaves  This is the moon of the big winds that come and changed the season to Winter. The wind comes and the leaves are ready to fall. Turbulence is felt in the waters and the skies. The earth is cooling down. Winter fires were lit and this was the beginning of Winter gatherings. WEATHER The days became cooler and travelling in food gathering territory was limited. The winds that came with this moon were a signal to move [...]

WESELÁNEW – MOON OF THE SHAKER LEAVES (November)2020-11-01T23:10:15+00:00
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