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This Time 23 Years Ago – March 2000

2023-03-03T08:42:53+00:00

Rhodes, Tsartlip band honoured TOURISM VICTORIA AWARDS By Norman Gidney Times Colonist staff    The man who started the whale-watching industry in Victoria a decade ago and the Tsartlip Indian band were honoured Wednesday for contributions to local tourism.    Alex Rhodes, who started Seacoast Expeditions in 1990 with a single inflatable, received Tourism Victoria's 17th annual Miracle award at the organization's annual meeting.    Named for a wounded killer whale which Sealand tried to nurse back to health, the award recognizes "extraordinary effort and memorable achievement," said presenter Paul Miller.    Miller, who started the Victoria Harbour Ferry Co. at the same time, [...]

This Time 23 Years Ago – March 20002023-03-03T08:42:53+00:00

PEXSISEṈ – The Moon of the Opening hands

2023-04-14T16:45:49+00:00

This time of year,  is traditionally known as PEXSISEṈ - The Moon of the Opening hands, the blossoming out Moon. NIȽ PEXSISEṈ ȽḰÁLJ ĆȽ ENÁ,. PEXSISEṈ TŦE MEQ STÁṈ JISEṈ TŦE ŦÁŦḴI SU ȻILs TŦE SPAKEṈ. TW̱E YOŦ OL U PE,PE,W̱ÁLS TŦE SĆES E TIÁ ȽḰÁLJ. NIȽ EN ŚW̱TU,O, QENEW̱TŦE XELXELJ. ȻNIȽ EN SU OLEXET EN SU ŚÁMET I KELOEṈ E TŦE S,OX̱E. TES E TŦEN ŚW̱ĆAḴET TŦE XPȺ. EN SU ȽENÁS JELLIs NIȽ ĆOȻEW̱SE TŦE SȽEUI E TIÁ, ĆEN ȾOȽEN. NIȽ SE SU XÁĆENs TŦE ḰȽȺs TŦE XPȺ EN SU ĆȺ E TŦE XEUES SNEW̱EȽ E TIÁ, [...]

PEXSISEṈ – The Moon of the Opening hands2023-04-14T16:45:49+00:00

Goldstream – W̱SÁNEĆ Fish Stream and Proposed Road Work

2023-03-22T21:30:46+00:00

 Goldstream - W̱SÁNEĆ Fish Stream and Proposed Road Work Trans-Canada Highway 1 – Goldstream Median Barrier Widening Project Overview Elements of Project Footprint – Proximity to Goldstream Indian Reserve 13 In the SENĆOŦEN language SELE₭TEȽ refers to people downstream – it is also the placename for the Goldstream River and surrounding area, where the province have proposed to do road work where the Trans-Canada Highway passes through Goldstream Provincial Park. Goldstream Indian Reserve 13 is adjacent to the northern part of the project. The Goldstream River supports chum, coho and chinook salmon fisheries, and small streams [...]

Goldstream – W̱SÁNEĆ Fish Stream and Proposed Road Work2023-03-22T21:30:46+00:00

This Time 14 Years Ago – March 2009

2023-06-15T07:04:33+00:00

Chief threatens suit over road Tseycum leader wants money and land for paved-over gravesites on scenic route in North Saanich. It's all about respect, he says. JUDITH LAVOIE Times Colonist The Tseycum First Nation is asking for money and land in exchange for allowing West Saanich Road traffic to continue running unimpeded through the North Saanich reserve.    West Saanich Road was built over Tseycum gravesites and the band hasn't been properly compensated, said Tseycum Chief Vern Jacks.    The band is talking about suing the provincial government, or even digging up the road to rebury ancestors, he said.    Jacks has a [...]

This Time 14 Years Ago – March 20092023-06-15T07:04:33+00:00

Eric Pelkey Interviewed for CBC News

2023-05-15T18:24:48+00:00

Eric Pelkey, W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council's Community Engagement Coordinator and hereditary chief of Tsawout, featured in CBC News. In this article, Eric Pelkey speaks about the impact of the Vancouver Island to U.S. ferry cancellation on W̱SÁNEĆ community members. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-island-us-ferry-cancelled-until-2030-1.6765073 RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Eric Pelkey Interviewed for CBC News2023-05-15T18:24:48+00:00

This Time 53 Years Ago – March 1970

2023-03-03T08:46:13+00:00

Four Chiefs To Sit On Board    Four Saanich Peninsula band chiefs will sit on Canada's first Indian school board, it was announced Thursday at a meeting in the East Saanich Reserve community hall.    The new board will run Tsartlip day school on West Saanich Road.    The chiefs - Phil Paul (Tsartlip), Gabriel Pelkey (Tsawout), Don Williams (Pauquachin), and Sandy Jones (Teycum) - will make up an interim board along with Victor Underwood Jr., Gus Bill, Marie Cooper and Tom Sampson.    The four bands formed the Saanich Indian Education Association two years ago when they learned the federal government planned to [...]

This Time 53 Years Ago – March 19702023-03-03T08:46:13+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Marine and Land Use Plan Community Engagement Events for March

2023-03-09T20:49:52+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Marine and Land Use Plan Community Engagement Events All engagements are virtual via Zoom. Please register in advance. Register once and you can choose to attend whichever sessions you would like: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sceCvrj0qGNWamk_0H2YB Xxm5ry_6Ggyw Download the poster as a PDF RECENT POSTS Join the next community engagement session.

W̱SÁNEĆ Marine and Land Use Plan Community Engagement Events for March2023-03-09T20:49:52+00:00
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