Community Engagement Sessions Bolster Nation Rebuilding Programs

2021-03-04T23:52:27+00:00

The WLC’s community engagement sessions will continue to create an inclusive approach to nation rebuilding, as well as marine and land use planning. Traditionally, community engagement conversations would occur around the fire or at the longhouse. This is how issues impacting the community would be discussed and plans would be made to make things better. “The Indian Act continues to disrupt us from our traditional practices and is very divisive. Oftentimes, when we connect,  it’s not always in a healthy way.  We need to learn how to build trust with each other and gather in a way that creates [...]

Community Engagement Sessions Bolster Nation Rebuilding Programs2021-03-04T23:52:27+00:00

Listen on CBC: CRD’s standing committees will now include First Nations’ elected officials

2021-03-04T23:53:08+00:00

The CRD's standing committees will now include First Nations' elected officials The Capital Regional District includes the territories of about 20 Indigenous communities. Those nations have not had much of a say in regional governance. But the CRD has taken a step towards fixing that. CRD standing committees are now going to include representation from elected members of First Nations on a rotating basis. To talk more about this, Kathryn Marlow of All Points West CBC, spoke with Joni Olsen: Read the article or listen live. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us [...]

Listen on CBC: CRD’s standing committees will now include First Nations’ elected officials2021-03-04T23:53:08+00:00

WLC Celebrates Another Success with the W̱SÁNEĆ Reef Net Project

2021-03-05T00:07:50+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Reef Net Project The WSANEC reef net project is a revitalization initiative led by the youth of the W̱SÁNEĆ communities to reclaim a critical piece of W̱SÁNEĆ culture previously outlawed by the Canadian Government.  This summer, W̱SÁNEĆ youth--supported by community members and elected council members from Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout and a youth community representative from Pauquachin-- launched a reef net, at SX̱IX̱ŦE near QENINIW̱ (what is now known as Poets Cove). While the setting of the Reef Net itself didn’t take very long, it was months in the making. The project took place [...]

WLC Celebrates Another Success with the W̱SÁNEĆ Reef Net Project2021-03-05T00:07:50+00:00

NINENE – The Moon of the Child (January)

2021-03-05T00:10:48+00:00

This time of year, from around what is now called mid-December to mid-January, is traditionally known as NINENE –  The Moon of the Child.  NINENE – MOON OF THE CHILD (mid-December to mid-January) The face of the young man represents youth, a new beginning, the rebirth of the animal world, and the new edible shoots. This is the Saanich New Year. The moon’s yellow hair is the returning light to the world. CONNECTIONS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Winter Solstice (December 20/21) is the point at which the sun is farthest from the Equator, thus it is the darkest [...]

NINENE – The Moon of the Child (January)2021-03-05T00:10:48+00:00
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