Monthly Archives: May 2021

WLC grieves with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Residential School Survivors and all First Nations


The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) grieves with the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc, and with all of the families of the children lost to the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Children's shoes are placed on the staircase outside Vancouver Art Gallery to remember the 215 Tk’emlups te Secwépemc children lost to the residential school system. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua) Gord Elliott, Director of Operations stated: “There are no words to express the deep loss that we feel as W̱SÁNEĆ people, and as survivors when we hear an announcement like this. While we knew many children in our communities that did not [...]

WLC grieves with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Residential School Survivors and all First Nations2021-05-31T20:57:01+00:00

Free Training For A Career At Sea – Info Session Replay


Interested in a career at sea? Camosun College in partnership with BCIT is offering FREE training to Indigenous students through their Bridge Watch Program.   In this info session we chatted with: Shauna Johnson, WLC's Marine Use Planner who shared about upcoming career opportunities for people with this training, as well as her experience attending Camosun. Richard Watts, the most recent Indigenous graduate of the Bridge Watch Program who shared his experience applying, in the classroom and out looking for a job with his new Bridge Watch Certification. Cindy Drover-Davidson, the Bridge Watch Rating Program Coordinator at Camosun [...]

Free Training For A Career At Sea – Info Session Replay2021-05-27T20:50:05+00:00

Wildland Fire Training Course


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Apply by June 7th - Wildland Fire Training Course  Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and the Growing Together project would like to offer a Wildland Fire Training Course to W̱SÁNEĆ community members, June 14th and 15th. There is no cost to register and financial compensation for completion is available. Please note this is a mentally and physically demanding course and those with pre-existing health conditions may wish to consult a physician first. Limited spots are available and applicants will be selected by committee. To apply for consideration, please email info@ with your name, phone number [...]

Wildland Fire Training Course2021-05-26T23:21:20+00:00

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is hiring an Indigenous Lead


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Farm to Cafeteria Canada is hiring an Indigenous Lead to join our team. Indigenous Nations, communities and their schools, as well as communities and schools that include Indigenous people, from coast to coast to coast are engaging students in eating, preparing, harvesting, growing, and embracing traditional and other healthy foods. Farm to Cafeteria Canada is seeking an Indigenous Lead to support these communities and schools in their efforts. Open to any location in Canada / Indigenous Territories or Nations territories or Nations. Deadline for application: Wednesday June 9th 5pm PST You can find the posting [...]

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is hiring an Indigenous Lead2021-05-26T23:21:32+00:00

POSTPONED: tonight’s community engagement session


Out of respect for the family in Tsawout, we are postponing tonight's community engagement session, until further notice. After the update yesterday from Dr. Bonnie Henry and the phased approach to easing restrictions, we are hoping that things go well and we can start to gather in person soon. ---- WLC Community Engagement for Marine and Land Use Planning For W̱SÁNEĆ Community members only. Door prizes awarded. The next session is May 26th, register here.  Shown above: one of the outcomes of the sessions is the ongoing creation of various maps that will help to assert the W̱SÁNEĆ [...]

POSTPONED: tonight’s community engagement session2021-05-26T18:42:29+00:00

Employment Opportunity with The Shaw Centre For the Salish Sea


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY The Shaw Centre For the Salish Sea is  looking to hire a Junior Aquarist for a full time, temporary employment opportunity with the possibility of extension. The position is full-time for a minimum of 4 months starting in July. The posting is below or follow this link to our website with the posting. Learn more MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Employment Opportunity with The Shaw Centre For the Salish Sea2021-05-20T21:41:25+00:00

The CRD is hiring a First Nations Relations Coordinator


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Under the direction of the Manager, the First Nations Relations Coordinator provides support and coordination in the implementation of the organization’s initiatives with regards to outreach, engagement and relationship-building with First Nations. In accordance with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to qualified people with First Nations ancestry. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are encouraged to self-identify as such in their application. Learn more MORE OPPORTUNITIES

The CRD is hiring a First Nations Relations Coordinator2021-05-20T18:52:45+00:00

Wanted: Indigenous youth artists from Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories


ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Art Call! KEL,KELOŦEN CE S,ISTEW » AWARD a dream for what becomes of you This fund, launching in summer 2021, will provide financial support for Indigenous youth in British Columbia for post-secondary education in the architectural and engineering fields. This call for art is open to Indigenous youth from Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories under 30 to provide the design of a logo for this fund. DEADLINE Extended to June 2th 2021 Submit to Requirements: • Email subject line: VNFC Art Call Submission 2021 • JPEG of proposed logo • Short artist statement The selected [...]

Wanted: Indigenous youth artists from Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories2021-05-20T18:46:06+00:00

The W̱SÁNEĆ Youth day at QENEṈ,IW̱


Last summer, The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council’s youth advisory committee organized a day of learning on the land at QENEṈ,IW̱. Under the guidance of Elders Eric W̱IĆKINEM Pelkey and Belinda SELILIYE Claxton, and sponsored by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, 16 youth and 3 Elders met at QENEṈ,IW̱ (Hay Point reserve land) on S,DÁYES (South Pender). The W̱SÁNEĆ Youth day at QENEṈ,IW̱ was an extension of the ṮEṮÁĆES Climate Action Project which combines current climate science with Traditional Knowledge of the W̱SÁNEĆ people to inform and support decision-making on land use and climate action at both the local and [...]

The W̱SÁNEĆ Youth day at QENEṈ,IW̱2021-05-20T18:00:56+00:00

Shauna Johnson answers your questions about community engagement sessions.


Shauna Johnson is the Marine Use Planner for the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council.  Over the past year, she’s been facilitating regular community engagement sessions.  Some of you have asked questions about the sessions, so we asked Shauna to share her answers with us.  Q: Why should I participate / what’s in it for me? SJ: In our day-to-day lives, we see a lot of things we don’t agree with regarding the current state of our communities. My job is to listen to what you are concerned about and translate your concerns into a solid, living, breathing plan, with clear [...]

Shauna Johnson answers your questions about community engagement sessions.2021-06-03T23:47:43+00:00
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