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The NCC is seeking a West Coast Stewardship Coordinator

2022-02-25T20:36:21+00:00

The NCC is seeking a West Coast Stewardship Coordinator Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for an enthusiastic West Coast Stewardship Coordinator to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain. The West Coast Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and implementing stewardship and restoration actions across the West Coast Program Area. Guided by NCC’s conservation plans for the Southwest and Central Coast of British Columbia, the West Coast Stewardship Coordinator will support the active management of [...]

The NCC is seeking a West Coast Stewardship Coordinator2022-02-25T20:36:21+00:00

The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program Updates

2022-10-13T17:26:15+00:00

The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program Updates: The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians program is making remarkable progress in restoring W̱SÁNEĆ people’s sacred relationship and responsibilities to the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN /  endangered whales. In 2021,  The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians began by hiring Senior Manager David Dick, who has since made great strides in establishing the project’s foundation for success. Among the progress made so far, David has established a community led plan for: monitoring the endangered whales, collaborating with like minded organizations, and re-establishing cultural connections between W̱SÁNEĆ people and the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN / Resident Whales. Establishing a [...]

The QENTOL, YEN W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program Updates2022-10-13T17:26:15+00:00

Watch the World Whale Day Webinar Replay

2022-10-13T17:25:23+00:00

February 20th marks World Whale Day, a day to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures, their beauty as well as their ecological value to the planet. Click Below to watch the Replay of the World Whale Day Webinar that occurred on February 16th, hosted by the Royal BC Museum. https://youtu.be/JT91d3X_4Ag Presenting was the WLC’s David Dick, SUMÉ,t of the WSÁNEĆ Marine Guardians/ QENTOL,YEN and Molly Fraser, the Marine Biologist for the WSÁNEĆ Marine Guardians. David and Molly shared how we can all be better friends to humpbacks and killer whales when operating small crafts on the water and shared information [...]

Watch the World Whale Day Webinar Replay2022-10-13T17:25:23+00:00

February and March Community Engagement Sessions

2022-02-11T21:18:10+00:00

The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council invites you to have your say! Community engagement sessions are set up to ensure there is a platform for discussing issues impacting the community and creating plans to make things better. Join us for upcoming community engagement sessions in February and March. Tsartlip members only, Feb 22 and 24th, details below Tseycum community members only, March 1st and 3rd, details below RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

February and March Community Engagement Sessions2022-02-11T21:18:10+00:00

170th Anniversary of The Douglas Treaties

2022-02-14T20:27:32+00:00

This February 11th, 2022 marks the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Douglas Treaties. The Douglas Treaties are a complex topic that affects the lives of W̱SÁNEĆ people every day. While W̱SÁNEĆ people know what really happened, we have to consider both the written and oral versions of the Douglas Treaties. The pages of one of the Douglas treaties, this one covering lands from Esquimalt Harbour to Point Albert along Juan de Fuca Strait. The written version of the Douglas Treaties recognizes specific W̱SÁNEĆ rights, they have been used by W̱SÁNEĆ people to win many legal battles, [...]

170th Anniversary of The Douglas Treaties2022-02-14T20:27:32+00:00

NILTUO Child and Family Services is hiring for Several positions

2022-02-08T04:27:59+00:00

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society centers their work on the betterment of Coast Salish Children and Families, it is a wonderful place to grow and develop within your career in Child and Family Services. They are currently hiring for three positions. Family Support Workers Team Assistant Associate Community Service Manager Learn more MORE OPPORTUNITIES

NILTUO Child and Family Services is hiring for Several positions2022-02-08T04:27:59+00:00

Now Available: Transportation To Sidney Island For W̱SÁNEĆ Hunting Trips

2022-02-07T23:41:02+00:00

The Northern portion of Sidney Island is closed to the public for the remainder of February, specifically for Coast Salish hunting.  Shown above, the map of Sidney Island closures and hunting facilities, exclusively for Coast Salish hunters.  This initiative is part of the work the WLC has done with Parks Canada to reconnect W̱SÁNEĆ people with the land, ancient hunting practices, and sacred responsibilities. In addition to providing transportation to and from the Island, Parks Canada has also installed two hunting blinds located at the NE and SW corners of “Radar Field” (please see map) as a tool for hunters [...]

Now Available: Transportation To Sidney Island For W̱SÁNEĆ Hunting Trips2022-02-07T23:41:02+00:00

Call for Regional Indigenous Artists – Artcraft 2022

2022-02-03T23:06:57+00:00

ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Call for Regional Indigenous Artists – Artcraft 2022 This call is open to artists and makers living in the southern Vancouver Island region for whom the Southern Gulf Islands are ancestral territories. We are seeking: Artists for the Artcraft 2022 season Showcase exhibition proposals for the 2023 season An Indigenous artist/curator/art expert to be part of the Artcraft 2022 jury Artcraft Shop + Gallery Artcraft is BC’s longest running and largest juried exhibit of its kind, featuring works for sale by local artists and makers. It is operated by Salt Spring Arts at the historic [...]

Call for Regional Indigenous Artists – Artcraft 20222022-02-03T23:06:57+00:00

ṈIṈENE – W̱SÁNEĆ New Year

2022-02-01T18:42:31+00:00

In our world, this is the true beginning of the Saanich Year. The new moon signifies a change--our days are growing longer. Nature, the moons, and the whole world are being reborn. ṈIṈENE – MOON OF THE CHILD  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. WEATHER This is the time the Earth starts to move closer to the Sun once again. All things begin to warm [...]

ṈIṈENE – W̱SÁNEĆ New Year2022-02-01T18:42:31+00:00
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