WLC Community Engagement Leads Reclamation of the W̱SÁNEĆ Fishery

2022-03-29T19:17:16+00:00

The WLC has begun a community-led process to reclaim the traditional fishing territory.  Brief Historical Overview of W̱SÁNEĆ Mariculture For thousands of years, W̱SÁNEĆ existence, economy, cultural practices, and laws revolved around the ebbs and flows of the Salish Sea and its bounty of fish and resources. Traditionally, families served as custodians of the SX̱OLE (Reef Net) and related fishing and harvesting locations. As such, the responsibility of managing fishing rights and looking after the health of the sea belonged to the W̱SÁNEĆ people. However, since the assertion of Canada’s authority over fisheries, the W̱SÁNEĆ people’s ability to continue [...]

WLC Community Engagement Leads Reclamation of the W̱SÁNEĆ Fishery2022-03-29T19:17:16+00:00

SMONEĆTEN Grand Opening March 30th

2022-03-29T19:21:54+00:00

This Wednesday, March 30th, the culmination of over a year’s work will come to fruition with the grand opening of SMONEĆTEN park. An illustration of the ecosystem of SMONEĆTEN, showcases the resilience of W̱SÁNEĆ people who have been on the land since time immemorial. Illustration by artist Sarah Jim SMONEĆTEN park and campground, formerly known as McDonald Campground in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is located near the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Last year, as one of many renaming projects underway, the WLC in partnership with Parks Canada was pleased to announce the removal of the colonial name and [...]

SMONEĆTEN Grand Opening March 30th2022-03-29T19:21:54+00:00

Youth Empowered Speakers Program is accepting applications!

2022-03-29T18:52:19+00:00

Youth Empowered Speakers Program is accepting applications! Do you know a B.C. First Nations student age 18-30 who is interested in learning their language while working towards a rewarding career as a language immersion teacher or early childhood immersion educator? If so, the FPCC wants to support them! Students can start their application today and submit by April 25, 2022. The YES program has funding of up to $29,550 to support post-secondary tuition, living expenses and language mentorship for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree or studying Early Childhood Education to become Language Immersion Teachers or Early [...]

Youth Empowered Speakers Program is accepting applications!2022-03-29T18:52:19+00:00

March 23rd, 1pm You are invited to attend a conservation presentation by Birds Canada

2022-03-23T02:05:33+00:00

March 23rd, 1pm You are invited to attend a presentation by Birds Canada at the WLC offices The presentation will cover findings from over 20 years of tracking and monitoring birds of the Salish Sea as well as details on conservation efforts and how bird lovers can help. Open to all W̱SÁNEĆ community members, attendees will receive details on how to to identify, track, and monitor marine birds for conservation purposes as well as an honorarium. To attend, please arrive at the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council office in person from 1-3pm on March 23, 2022.

March 23rd, 1pm You are invited to attend a conservation presentation by Birds Canada2022-03-23T02:05:33+00:00

KEKOUESEN / PAL Course April 9th & 10th

2022-03-18T01:22:44+00:00

SilverCore will be providing a PAL Course on April 9th & 10th in the Tsawout Multipurpose Room from 9 am to 4 pm both days. There is a 12 seat limit.  Anyone who registered through our website and is on the waitlist, should confirm their availability for those dates by emailing Eric Pelkey at eric.pelkey@wsanec.com

KEKOUESEN / PAL Course April 9th & 10th2022-03-18T01:22:44+00:00

BC Ferries is hiring an Indigenous Relations Manager

2022-03-17T23:48:01+00:00

BC Ferries is hiring an Indigenous Relations Manager Job Description Permanent full time opportunities for an Indigenous Relations Manager on Vancouver Island. Come live, work and play on the West Coast. BC Ferries connects communities and customers to people and places important in their lives. INDIGENOUS RELATIONS MANAGER BC Ferries recognizes that they operate in the territory of over 80 First Nations who have cared for the land and waters up and down the coast of British Columbia since time immemorial. Who BC Ferries is Looking For BC Ferries is seeking two new members of their team to help [...]

BC Ferries is hiring an Indigenous Relations Manager2022-03-17T23:48:01+00:00

Community Profile: W̱SÁNEĆ’s ESKISELWET / Tracy Underwood

2022-03-29T19:27:46+00:00

Community Profile: W̱SÁNEĆ’s ESKISELWET / Tracy Underwood Among ESKISELWET / Tracy Underwood’s many accomplishments, she takes the most pride in being a mother of eight. “My drive is my children. They’re the reason why I do what I do,” says Tracy. In addition to being a devoted parent, Tracy is also an accomplished academic, currently in pursuit of her Ph.D.  Tracy’s career and academic history have always centred on helping her community; a veteran Family Service Social Worker, Tracy earned her First Nations Child and Youth Care Diploma in 1999. This was shortly followed up by her Bachelor of [...]

Community Profile: W̱SÁNEĆ’s ESKISELWET / Tracy Underwood2022-03-29T19:27:46+00:00

The GVHA is seeking Maintenance Crew

2022-03-16T21:23:00+00:00

The GVHA is seeking Maintenance Crew - Full Time Position Summary Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Crew member to participate in the care, maintenance and repair of all GVHA properties and facilities, and for them to be maintained in serviceable condition and be safe for public use at all times. This position also participates in the set-up and take-down for GVHA events and all marine pump out/waste management activities. Ideally, you have a well-rounded background and skill set in facility maintenance and construction. You are knowledgeable in the safe use of tools and [...]

The GVHA is seeking Maintenance Crew2022-03-16T21:23:00+00:00

CRD Employment Opportunity

2022-03-15T22:24:13+00:00

CRD Employment Opportunity - Assistant Cultural Programmer Position Summary Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Environmental Interpretation, supported by a team including a Cultural Programmer and other Assistant Cultural Programmers, conducts interpretation programs and events. FULL JOB POSTING HERE RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

CRD Employment Opportunity2022-03-15T22:24:13+00:00
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