Yearly Archives: 2023

This Time 17 Years Ago – December 2006


Natives given OK to hunt with lights UNDER DOUGLAS TREATY: B.C. Wildfire Fed outraged; natives say it’s traditional hunting [IMAGE] Ivan Morris (left) and Carol Olsen, the hunters who were charged with hunting with lights at night, discuss their Supreme Court of Canada case with the media at a news conference in Vancouver yesterday afternoon.  SAM LEUNG – THE PROVINCE BY ETHAN BARON STAFF REPORTER    A Vancouver Island native band yesterday won the right to hunt with lights at night, in a 4-3 Supreme Court of Canada decision blasted by B.C.’s hunting lobby.    “I’m outraged,” said Paul Adams, executive-director of [...]

This Time 17 Years Ago – December 20062023-11-29T02:17:35+00:00

This Time 71 Years Ago – December 1952


   CHIEF THUNDERBIRD BRAVES RACE Drums Call West Saanich Tribe to Poll Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) · Thu, Dec 18, 1952 Election drums will resound through the Tsartlip Indian reservation in West Saanich tonight. The drums will call all braves and their wives to elect a chief of the band. The office of chief has been vacant since the death a year ago of Joe Bartleman. Nominated to run as candidate is colorful, professional wrestler Baptiste Paul, better known throughout Canada and the United States as "Chief Thunderbird." Baptiste is a hereditary chief but has never been head [...]

This Time 71 Years Ago – December 19522024-01-15T22:08:04+00:00

QENTOL, YEN Holiday Cheer


QENTOL, YEN HOLIDAY CHEER T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the Salish Sea, not a creature was stirring, not even a Sea Lion. Our boat tied up by the dock with care, in hopes that no storm would soon appear. QENTOL, YEN Staff nestled all snug at their desk, while visions of baby orcas would soon appear. When out on the water there arose such a clatter, they all sprang from their seats to see what the matter was! Away in the distance they could see orcas in a flash. I jumped from my seat and [...]

QENTOL, YEN Holiday Cheer2023-12-15T22:13:54+00:00

Give the gift of #landback this holiday season


Give the gift of #landback this holiday season As the holiday season approaches, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation has one wish at the top of their list: their traditional unceded lands returned. (Thursday, December 14th 2023, Saanichton, BC) - In the spirit of giving and reconciliation, the W̱SÁNEĆ Land Trust Society (WLTS) Holiday Gift Giving Campaign is inviting settlers to participate in returning unceded territories to W̱SÁNEĆ communities for the first time in 150 years. Through donations from allies and community members across the country, the WLTS #landback campaign is working to re-establish access to traditional foods, medicines, and materials by [...]

Give the gift of #landback this holiday season2023-12-14T21:05:18+00:00

Removal of Invasive Deer on SḰŦÁMEN Continues


Removal of Invasive Deer on SḰŦÁMEN Continues If you would like to access the meat that was harvested, please contact your local band office. On Friday, December 1st, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) implemented a last-resort initiative to finally eliminate fallow deer from SḰŦÁMEN (Sidney Island), a move that will allow the original ecosystem to flourish for the first time since Europeans introduced the invasive species in the 1900s. This eradication of the fallow deer on SḰŦÁMEN is a last-resort response to the ongoing ecological devastation they’ve caused. According to Eric Pelkey, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the WLC, [...]

Removal of Invasive Deer on SḰŦÁMEN Continues2024-01-30T20:13:21+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Goldstream Engagement Forum Postponed


W̱SÁNEĆ Goldstream Engagement Forum - Jan 10th Proposed Barrier and Road Widening Project at Goldstream River LOCATION: Saanich Fairgrounds – Cedar Room / Main Hall DATE: Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2024 TIME: 5:00 – 8:30 for dinner and discussion Please Note: Due to a scheduling conflict with another community event. This forum has been postponed from December 13th 2023, to January 10th 2024. The province have proposed to do road work where the Trans-Canada Highway passes through Goldstream Provincial Park. This project cuts through the most important salmon watershed in W̱SÁNEĆ territory and a W̱SÁNEĆ village site. Both of these [...]

W̱SÁNEĆ Goldstream Engagement Forum Postponed2023-12-12T22:55:13+00:00

SIS,ET – The Elder Moon (Dec)


This time of year, around what is now called December , is traditionally known as SIS,ET – THE ELDER MOON. SIS,ET – THE ELDER MOON (December) The Elder’s hair holds and shields the elderly people who share the teachings, the beliefs, the history and the culture with the children who are gathered in the warmth of the firelight. CONNECTIONS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION This is the oldest of the moon family and means the elder. It is also the time when teaching occurs. This is the last in the yearly cycle of the moons. At this time of year [...]

SIS,ET – The Elder Moon (Dec)2023-12-12T03:04:32+00:00

Parks Canada is hiring an Interpretation Assistant (Student)


Parks Canada is hiring an Interpretation Assistant (Student) As part of the Visitor Experience team, you will deliver meaningful, captivating, and enjoyable interpretive presentations, programs and activities that provide visitors with opportunities to develop meaningful connections to the natural and cultural landscapes of Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Your duties will include: • Delivery of different styles of interpretation programming (e.g., scheduled programs, demonstrations, roving, tabletop, guided walks etc.). • Representing Gulf Islands National Park Reserve at partner venues such as the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea and at outreach events in the community. • Organization of and/or [...]

Parks Canada is hiring an Interpretation Assistant (Student)2023-12-07T21:32:05+00:00
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