Monthly Archives: March 2021

Indigenous Economic Development Project Coordinator


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY The South Island Prosperity Partnership is seeking an Indigenous Economic Development Project Coordinator. This is a new position to support the incubation of the Indigenous Prosperity Centre. See below for details To learn more about the role, or for any questions you may have please reach out to Elysia at or to Kieran at VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Indigenous Economic Development Project Coordinator2021-03-31T21:31:09+00:00

Join Us April 13th to share your vision of A Shared Future As W̱SÁNEĆ People


Join Us April 13th to share your vision For A Shared Future As W̱SÁNEĆ People In the last community engagement session in February 2021, we covered "Our Shared History as a W̱SÁNEĆ people." An event where we looked at our history as told by non-indigenous, we then also had an opportunity to listen to our elders about our oral history as a W̱SÁNEĆ people. Using these two versions of history, we created a timeline using a miro board that we then shared with you. Now that we have looked at our past, this session will focus on the present. [...]

Join Us April 13th to share your vision of A Shared Future As W̱SÁNEĆ People2021-03-30T21:04:24+00:00

Honouring W̱SÁNEĆ knitters: Part One


From the 1940’s to 1990’s, many W̱SÁNEĆ women knit to feed their families. As part of WLC’s mission to promote respect for W̱SÁNEĆ culture, this is the first of a three-part series honouring the history of knitting and W̱SÁNEĆ knitters. The history of W̱SÁNEĆ knitters “The average person thinks of a Cowichan sweater as a three-tone, chunky, geometric pattern knit, but to me, it represents survival. I believe my grandmother raised my father and his siblings off her knitting. I am very proud to be a Coast Salish knitter, there’s pride in the resiliency of the history of it.” Joni [...]

Honouring W̱SÁNEĆ knitters: Part One2021-08-04T20:23:32+00:00

2021 Archaeological report finds 4800 year old W̱SÁNEĆ artifacts at Interurban Road.


During excavation for a new pump station on Interurban road, as part of the work on the CRD Wastewater Treatment Plant Project, the CRD uncovered ancient W̱SÁNEC artifacts. The CRD Wastewater Treatment Plant Project is a $775 million project that was undertaken by the Capital Regional District to enhance wastewater treatment in the region.  The project includes a Wastewater Treatment Facility at McLoughlin Point that treats the sewage and pumps the material for further treatment, through conveyance lines, to the Residuals Treatment Facility located at Hartland Landfill. Initially, the CRD failed to adequately consult with or obtain consent [...]

2021 Archaeological report finds 4800 year old W̱SÁNEĆ artifacts at Interurban Road.2021-03-25T20:02:54+00:00

Parks Canada Job Opportunities


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Parks Canada is looking for youth to join our team this summer! Storyteller: Connects visitors with the Salish Sea and the W̱SÁNEĆ people by offering interpretative programs around Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. See the attached poster for more details. VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Parks Canada Job Opportunities2021-03-24T02:38:03+00:00

Invasive species jobs in Victoria region


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) has posted two new jobs for people who will be part of the Stronger BC invasive species management Action Team that will be based in Victoria and the Cowichan Valley from May – August this year. VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Invasive species jobs in Victoria region2021-03-18T21:43:49+00:00

Meet Pekwatenaat (Fawn Jack), the WLC’s Interim Office Manager


The WLC is pleased to welcome Pekwatenaat (Fawn Jack) to the team! Learn more about Pekwatenaat and how she will help fulfill the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council's mandate. Click play to view the short interview, or read the transcript below. Pekwatenaat: My name is Pekwatenaat,  is my traditional name. Fawn is my given name. I grew up in Tseycum and in Tsartlip. I have roots as far as Cowichan,  all the way down to W̱SÁNEĆ. I feel that my interim office manager position is just a great opportunity to show my children that when you apply yourself to [...]

Meet Pekwatenaat (Fawn Jack), the WLC’s Interim Office Manager2021-03-17T21:22:20+00:00

Job Opportunity: Senior Manager, SRKW Monitoring Program


Job Opportunity: Senior Manager, SRKW Monitoring Program JOB DESCRIPTION As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) 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 currently working to establish a monitoring program related to Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) within W̱SÁNEĆ Territory. The establishment and operation of this monitoring program will require the support of a Senior Manager. The Senior Manager of the SRKW Monitoring Program will establish, manage, provide [...]

Job Opportunity: Senior Manager, SRKW Monitoring Program2021-03-29T18:15:42+00:00

Topez Park Public Art opportunity, $100,000 allotment


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY From our source: The City doesn't need a specific proposal, just a general idea; however, they do want to hear the artists or team of artists portfolios, resumes, experience, they are judging how the artist will be able to work within a team of architectures, landscapers, builders. The City of Victoria seeks to commission a professional artist/artist team to create an original public artwork to be integrated into a new skateboard park at Topaz Park. This call is open to professional artists/artist teams who are residents of Canada and legally able to work within Canada. [...]

Topez Park Public Art opportunity, $100,000 allotment2021-03-15T19:22:14+00:00
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