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This Time 53 Years Ago – January 1970

2023-01-18T23:47:23+00:00

Cadboro Bay Takes Runny Nose to Heart   Residents in the Cadboro Bay district have responded to suggestions that more places and streets be given Indian names in the capital region.    They have agreed to name a new eight-acre natural park at Ten-Mile Point “Knuksen.”   Knuksen means “runny nose” the Indian name for Ten-Mile Point.    The word is descriptive of a running tide running around a nose-shaped point.    Parks Administrator Bert Richmond said the main problem on using Indian names is the spelling.    “We got the correct spelling for this name from Wilson Duff, anthropologist at the University of British Columbia,” [...]

This Time 53 Years Ago – January 19702023-01-18T23:47:23+00:00

Bow Hunting Course Update

2023-01-27T23:23:00+00:00

Bow Hunting Course Update Thank you to everyone who attended our most recent Bow Hunting Course. It was a great success and we’re looking forward to more events in the future.  We would like to know if anyone is interested in Bow Hunting evening and weekend classes in the future. If so, please sign up through the waitlist form and you’ll be notified about dates if there’s enough interest.  Waitlist Signup Form: https://forms.gle/xg1JGgVQvH3dPJkc7 RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Bow Hunting Course Update2023-01-27T23:23:00+00:00

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Team Prepare for IMPAC5 conference

2023-01-27T22:23:33+00:00

The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians team is preparing to attend and present at the IMPAC5 conference. The IMPAC5 conference, which will be held from February 3rd - 9th 2023, has accepted the WLC's presentation, New Beginning: QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians. The International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is an international conference that brings together experts in ocean conservation and high-ranking government representatives to discuss, debate and take action on marine protected areas. Shown here are the Marine Guardians practicing, preparing, and setting up for the conference next week. RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback [...]

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Team Prepare for IMPAC5 conference2023-01-27T22:23:33+00:00

ṈIṈENE – W̱SÁNEĆ New Year

2023-01-21T00:20:57+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 Year2023-01-21T00:20:57+00:00

This Time 20 Years Ago – January 2003

2023-01-18T22:46:10+00:00

Natives appeal case VICTORIA – Two native men are appealing a precedent-setting decision outlawing pit-lamping – the use of lights to hunt game at night.    Ivan Morris and Carl Olson, of the Saanich First Nation were caught using a flashlight to spot and shoot what turned out to be a decoy deer near Youbou in 1996.    The B.C. Supreme Court rejected an earlier appeal that the 1852 Douglas Treaty allows aboriginals to hunt at night with lights.  Their latest appeal will be heard in the B.C. Court of Appeal. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? [...]

This Time 20 Years Ago – January 20032023-01-18T22:46:10+00:00

Blueberry River First Nations’ Landmark Legal Victory Sets Strong Precedent for Protection of W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty Rights 

2023-01-11T00:27:03+00:00

Blueberry River First Nations’ Landmark Legal Victory Sets Strong Precedent for Protection of W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty Rights The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) is exploring the application of the landmark legal victory by the Blueberry River First Nations (Blueberry) in Yahey v. British Columbia, 2021 BCSC 1287 (Yahey) to W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights. The findings of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in this recent decision lends support to the WLC in their mandate to promote the interests of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations by pursuing the protection of our treaty rights. As controversial as they may be, the 1852 North [...]

Blueberry River First Nations’ Landmark Legal Victory Sets Strong Precedent for Protection of W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty Rights 2023-01-11T00:27:03+00:00

Eric Pelkey Interviewed for Seaside Magazine

2023-01-06T01:35:25+00:00

Eric Pelkey Interviewed for Seaside Magazine Eric Pelkey, Community Engagement Coordinator for the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, provided an Indigenous perspective on the history of the Saanich Peninsula for an article called The History of the Saanich Peninsula: Part 1 – A Foundation of Diversity by Doreen Marion Gee. You can read the article on their website now: https://seasidemagazine.ca/the-history-of-the-saanich-peninsula-part-1-a-foundation-of-diversity/ RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Eric Pelkey Interviewed for Seaside Magazine2023-01-06T01:35:25+00:00

Share Your Vision For Saanich Forests with the District of Saanich in a Planning Forum

2023-01-10T00:40:59+00:00

The District of Saanich is holding an Indigenous-only Community Planning Engagement Session this coming January 12th. When: January 12th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm Where: Tsawout Gym This forum is being held to solicit W̱SÁNEĆ perspectives and vision for the future of the forests and biodiversity on the Saanich peninsula.  The feedback gathered during this session is used to inform Urban Forests and Biodiversity in the District of Saanich. The forthcoming Official Community Plan will shape Saanich’s Urban Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, for many years to come.  While the WLC is working hard to ensure W̱SÁNEĆ interests are heard at [...]

Share Your Vision For Saanich Forests with the District of Saanich in a Planning Forum2023-01-10T00:40:59+00:00

Reestablishing & Documenting Traditional Protocols: The Key To Asserting Title & Rights In Shared & Overlapping Territories

2023-01-04T17:50:33+00:00

Reestablishing & Documenting Traditional Protocols The Key To Asserting Title & Rights In Shared & Overlapping Territories The WLC is exploring ways to reduce vulnerabilities when advocating for rights and title through reestablishing & documenting cultural protocols for shared and overlapping territories. How are shared and overlapping territories a vulnerability? Because the rights and usage of shared and overlapping territories do not fit within the rigid colonial notions of land ownership, Indigenous title and rights claims have often been dismissed for lack of “proof” or clear “ownership”. Shared and overlapping territory has been used as justification for failing to [...]

Reestablishing & Documenting Traditional Protocols: The Key To Asserting Title & Rights In Shared & Overlapping Territories2023-01-04T17:50:33+00:00
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