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This time of year is known as ĆENŦÁWEN

2022-07-28T21:21:20+00:00

This time of year is traditionally known as ĆENŦÁWEN. ĆENŦÁWEN ĆȽ ENÁ TÁĆEL TŦE SȽEMEW̱ĆEḴSOT TŦE STOLU ȻNIȽs LÁSETs TŦE STOLU E TŦE SĆÁNEW̱Ȼs TÍYELs. ȻNIȽs ŦOṈs TŦE ÁYET TW̱E ŚELEṈ E TŦE ȾEMEȻE ȻNIȽs ELXOTEṈs TŦE XIW̱E ṈÁLṈELs TŦE ȾEMEȻE. ȻȽ YÁ IȾȽOṈESET TŦE SȻÁĆEL ȻNIȽs YÁ,s TŦE SWO,EU,LES ŦOṈ EMNIEṈ E TŦE SMÍEŦ. NIȽs YÁ,s TŦE SȽENȽÁNI ELXOTEṈ TŦE KEXMIN ȻNIȽ ŚW̱HÁQs TŦE W̱ILṈEW̱E TŦE SMIȽE ȻȽ ENÁ, W̱ḰELWEȽ TŦE SJELW̱EṈ. ĆENŦÁWEN-THE COHO SALMON RETURN TO THE EARTH This moon marks the arrival of the Coho Salmon. WEATHER The first rains begin to break the drought [...]

This time of year is known as ĆENŦÁWEN2022-07-28T21:21:20+00:00

WLC Open House A Great Success

2022-07-18T20:01:57+00:00

WLC Open House A Great Success Earlier this summer, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) opened it’s doors to W̱SÁNEĆ community members for an opportunity to meet the team and learn more about the work that happens at the WLC. Shown above the WLC team. From the back left row: Gord Elliott, Laurie Whitehead, Shauna Johnson, Marla Sampson, Joni Olsen, Dave Paul, David (SUMÉ,t) Dick, Maxwell Pelkey, Justin Fritz, Eric Pelkey, Hannah Morris, Patrick Elliott, Mathias William-Sampson On Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, the WLC hosted an Open House serving light refreshments, door prizes and space to meet the fast growing [...]

WLC Open House A Great Success2022-07-18T20:01:57+00:00

This Time 37 Years Ago – July 1985

2022-07-01T18:35:59+00:00

Times Colonist: Jul 18, 1985 The Tsawout Indian Band is prepared to go to the Supreme Court of Canada to prevent a 500-boat marina development in Saanichton Bay, says councilor Gus Underwood.    “We’re prepared to take whatever measures are necessary,” he said. “We’ll carry our fight to the highest court in the land to get justice.”    Central Saanich council con Monday issued a development permit for the marina.    The band claims the development on the 6.15-hectare site is contrary to the 1858 James Douglas Treaty, which guaranteed Saanich Indians hunting and fishing rights.    Underwood, who was out of town and [...]

This Time 37 Years Ago – July 19852022-07-01T18:35:59+00:00

This Time 37 Years Ago – July 1985

2022-07-01T18:32:38+00:00

Times Colonist: Jul 16, 1985    Central Saanich council unanimously approved issuing a development permit for a 500-boat marina in Saanichton Bay Monday despite warnings from native Indians that development is contrary to the James Douglas Treaty.    Council’s action paves the way for a request for a building permit by Saanichton Marina Ltd.    The area has been zoned for marina use for 16 years.    “The Indian people of Saanich demand that you respect the terms of the treaty,” said Tsawout band manager Earl Claxton.     “In return for making lands available for non-Indian settlement, including the lands where this council is debating [...]

This Time 37 Years Ago – July 19852022-07-01T18:32:38+00:00

Would you like to join the team of Parks Canada park wardens?

2022-07-11T19:05:12+00:00

Would you like to join the team of Parks Canada park wardens? How would you like a job where you get to enjoy the outdoors and protect nature? Join the team of Parks Canada park wardens! Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Do you have a healthy and active lifestyle? Are you self-motivated and resourceful? Are you curious and eager to learn? Do you like interacting with people? If you answered “yes” to those questions, Parks Canada may have a job for you! Join Parks Canada and be part of Canada’s mission to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's [...]

Would you like to join the team of Parks Canada park wardens?2022-07-11T19:05:12+00:00

Local W̱SÁNEĆ paddlers to represent Canada in the UK this summer

2022-07-11T18:32:40+00:00

Local W̱SÁNEĆ paddlers to represent Canada in the UK this summer Six members of W̱SÁNEĆ’S Geronimo Canoe Club will be heading to the UK this August to represent Canada in the World Sprint championships. Shown above: a few of the members of the Geronimo Canoe Club Of the members of the club, Len Morris Jr., his son Jasper Morris, daughter Sakora Morris, as well as Rose Seward, Jennea Seward, and Joseph Seward (the 3rd), will all be travelling to Windsor, UK this summer to compete on the international stage at the VAA IVF World Sprints  The VAA IVF World [...]

Local W̱SÁNEĆ paddlers to represent Canada in the UK this summer2022-07-11T18:32:40+00:00

Call for Youth to participate in the W̱SÁNEĆ 2022 Summer Student programs

2022-07-08T22:37:33+00:00

Calling all Youth 13 and up who would like to participate in the W̱SÁNEĆ Summer Student programs Calling all youth, 13 years-old and up! W̱SÁNEĆ 2022 Summer Student programs are hosting a range of activities led by Youth Knowledge Weaver, Hannah Morris. We’ll provide transportation to the traditional places of our W̱SÁNEĆ people, where you’ll engage in land-based activities to connect with the community. If you’re interested in learning more or have questions, please contact Hannah Morris at hannah.morris@wsanec.com. RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Call for Youth to participate in the W̱SÁNEĆ 2022 Summer Student programs2022-07-08T22:37:33+00:00

This Time 8 Years Ago – July 2014

2022-07-01T18:30:37+00:00

Times Colonist: Jul 6, 2014 SARAH PETRESCU Times Colonist B.C. policies that do not give First Nations burial grounds the same protection as cemeteries are discriminatory and out of date, says Tseycum Chief Vern Jacks.   Jacks and other local aboriginal leaders have been fighting to protect a small island in Ganges Harbour where human remains and burial cairns were found in 2006.    Because the burial site dates from before 1846, it is managed under the Heritage Conservation Act – not the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, which offers greater protection.    “The laws are racist,” Jacks said.  “We’re tired of [...]

This Time 8 Years Ago – July 20142022-07-01T18:30:37+00:00

WLC Partners with UVIC Computer Science Student to Improve Whale Monitoring Data

2022-10-13T17:25:06+00:00

WLC Partners with UVIC Computer Science Student to Improve Whale Monitoring Data The W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians / QENTOL, YEN has recently partnered with UVic computer science graduate student Bachan Ghimire to help protect the KELȽOLEMEĆEN / Killer Whales. Shown above: Bachan Ghimire’s final presentation at UVIC on using Data Analytics to preserve Marine Life As part of the Federal Government’s Ocean Protection plan, the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness (EMSA) Initiative was developed specifically to provide Coastal  Indigenous Groups with in-depth data on marine activity in their territory. As part of EMSA, David Dick, the Senior Manager of the SRKW [...]

WLC Partners with UVIC Computer Science Student to Improve Whale Monitoring Data2022-10-13T17:25:06+00:00
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