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Truth & Reconciliation Day from a W̱SÁNEĆ perspective

2022-09-30T01:16:03+00:00

Truth & Reconciliation Day from a W̱SÁNEĆ perspective On Truth and Reconciliation Day, we are featuring the perspectives of members of our W̱SÁNEĆ community. We asked, what does the day mean to you, and how are you spending the day. Special thanks to Dave Paul, ESKISELWET / Tracy Underwood, Carolyn Sampson, Edna Ellsworth, and Kusemaat - Shirley Williams for sharing their stories. Interviewer, What does Truth & Reconciliation Day mean to you? Kusemaat - Shirley Williams:  Truth and Reconciliation Day means remembering our ancestors and all life of Mother Earth every day and taking action to ensure thriving culture and [...]

Truth & Reconciliation Day from a W̱SÁNEĆ perspective2022-09-30T01:16:03+00:00

The WLC is pleased to welcome Leona Peter to the team!

2022-09-29T21:06:18+00:00

The WLC is pleased to welcome Leona Peter to the team! Interviewer: Can you tell us who you are and where you’re from? Leona: ‘een’thu Stii ti’ye, Leona Peter tthu nu s-hwunitum’a’lh nu sne. tun’ni tsun ‘utl’ Kwamutsun. My English name is Leona Peter, my hwulmuhw sne is Stii ti’ye, I am from Quamichan, but I have resided in Tsawout for two years. Interviewer: What’s your role at WLC? I work alongside the Marine Guardians as their Marine Clerk. Interviewer: What is your background and experience/ what were you doing before? Leona: I have previous office experience working with Cowichan [...]

The WLC is pleased to welcome Leona Peter to the team!2022-09-29T21:06:18+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Urge Action On Reconciliation Day

2022-09-29T17:57:25+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ youth from the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership School and Stelly’s Highschool have planned a demonstration on Reconciliation Day, urging Saanich Mayor to rename Pioneer Park. Shown above: Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay needs a new name, urge W̱SÁNEĆ  Students This Friday, September 30th, on Truth and Reconciliation Day, the entire student body and staff will be marching to raise awareness of the need for reconciliation to include concrete action. The Reconcili-ACTION walk, called ŚTEṈ,ISTEL which means “Walking/Moving Each Other Forward” will take place from 12:00 - 2:00 pm on September 30th; on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known [...]

W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Urge Action On Reconciliation Day2022-09-29T17:57:25+00:00

PEKELANEW – The Moon That Turns the Leaves White (October)

2022-09-26T17:42:05+00:00

This time of year, around the new moon in the month of October, is traditionally known as PEKELANEW - The Moon That Turns the Leaves White  This is the moon of the turning white season (frost). This moon brings the first frost. The leaves lose their colours and turn pale. Deer hunting is the activity during this moon. The earth is cooling down and the people turn their efforts to hunting. WEATHER The longer, cooler nights can lead to frost on the leaves and the ground in higher country. ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES The W̱SÁNEĆ people began splitting the cedar [...]

PEKELANEW – The Moon That Turns the Leaves White (October)2022-09-26T17:42:05+00:00

This Time 48 Years Ago – September 1974

2022-09-07T21:23:37+00:00

Indians See Halt To Clam Digging    A  B.C. fisheries regulation which prohibits shell fishing within 400 feet of a marina would stop the Tsawout Indian Band from collecting clams on its own shoreline, band manager Gus Underwood said today.    The government regulation sets 400 feet as the minimum shellfish closure area around a marina to guard against people collecting contaminated shellfish.    The 400-foot boundary would be the minimum imposed around the planned Saanichton Bay Marina and the closure would include some of the Tsawout Indian Band’s shoreline in the bay.    Del McCaw, a provincial fisheries inspector, said the 400-foot closure [...]

This Time 48 Years Ago – September 19742022-09-07T21:23:37+00:00

This Time 8 Years Ago – September 2014

2022-09-07T22:05:13+00:00

Protesters in Grace Islet row given month to prepare case Judge delays decision on owner’s application for no-trespassing order The owner of Grace Islet, where a home is being built over a First Nations burial site, asked a B.C. Supreme Court judge Tuesday to issue a no-trespassing order to keep protesters away.    But the judge said the issue, in which local politicians and First Nations chiefs have joined protesters, could be more complicated than trespassing and deserved more time for preparation of legal arguments and research of aboriginal rights.    “[The issue] may be as simple as the plaintiff says it [...]

This Time 8 Years Ago – September 20142022-09-07T22:05:13+00:00

What do you think of Truth & Reconciliation Day?

2022-09-23T22:28:43+00:00

What do you think of Truth & Reconciliation Day? The National Day of Truth & Reconciliation (formerly known as Orange Shirt Day) is coming up on September 30th. The WLC is looking for W̱SÁNEĆ Community Members to share their perspectives on what the day means to them and how they are spending the day. Your perspective will be included in an upcoming article on the W̱SÁNEĆ perspectives of Truth & Reconciliation Day. Please click here to share your thoughts: Your Perspective On Truth & Reconciliation Day (your names will be kept confidential unless you give us permission to share it) [...]

What do you think of Truth & Reconciliation Day?2022-09-23T22:28:43+00:00

This Time 41 Years Ago – September 1981

2022-09-07T21:03:34+00:00

Indians challenging plans for Tod Inlet Traditional native Indian hunting and fishing rights will be affected by a massive resort Sam Bawlf plans near Tod Inlet at Brentwood Bay, says Tsartlip Band councillor Philip Paul.    Central Saanich council will hold a public meeting Oct. 8 to consider the proposal.    “We’ve never really challenged the fact that when we lose something because of development there should be some compensation, but we now intend doing that,” Paul said in an interview Tuesday.    “Our people were given fishing and hunting rights on the peninsula by treaties signed years ago,” he said. The head [...]

This Time 41 Years Ago – September 19812022-09-07T21:03:34+00:00

Are you interested in joining the Islands Trust Conservancy Board?

2022-09-22T18:38:48+00:00

Are you interested in joining the Islands Trust Conservancy Board? The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is seeking expressions of interest from people interested in being appointed to the Islands Trust Conservancy Board. Islands Trust Conservancy, established by the provincial Islands Trust Act, manages land as nature reserves and conservation covenants in the Islands Trust Area, an area that includes more than 450 islands in the Salish Sea. The following are the attributes sought for the Board member position: First Nations relations and engagement Fundraising and donor development Biology/ecology of coastal British Columbia, a focus on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Click [...]

Are you interested in joining the Islands Trust Conservancy Board?2022-09-22T18:38:48+00:00

Amazon is inviting you to attend their job recruitment sessions

2022-09-21T21:55:36+00:00

Amazon is inviting you to attend their job recruitment sessions Amazon has set up two job recruitment sessions. They are hiring 60 executive positions and are encouraging community members to take this opportunity. These are warehouse positions where there is no experience necessary, they come with full benefits and educational support. Amazon also is going to have a pickup and drop-off service for employees so that transportation is less of a challenge. The dates, times & locations of the job recruitment sessions are as follows: Thursday, September 22 from 12 pm – 6 pm DoubleTree Hotel – 777 [...]

Amazon is inviting you to attend their job recruitment sessions2022-09-21T21:55:36+00:00
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