Monthly Archives: February 2024

Chainsaw Operator Training: $250 Honoraria Available


Chainsaw Operator Training: $250 Honoraria Available Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is hosting a two-day chainsaw training course on March 6th and 7th, 2024. There are six spots available for W̱SÁNEĆ community members. Details: • Location: SMONEĆTEN Campground • Dates: Wed March 6th and Thurs March 7th, 8am-4pm • Participants must commit to both days • 6 spots available for W̱SÁNEĆ community members ages 18+ • Honoraria of $250 per day available • No previous training required • Steel-toe or similar footwear required. All other safety gear will be provided. Participants will receive Type 3 - Basic Chainsaw Operator [...]

Chainsaw Operator Training: $250 Honoraria Available2024-02-27T21:57:08+00:00

Share your thoughts on Goldstream!


Share your thoughts on Goldstream! At this time we are seeking feedback from W̱SÁNEĆ Community Members only. Fill out the survey W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership are seeking input on whether or not to support the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (MOTI) project to conduct roadwork on the Malahat Highway where it passes through Goldstream Park. We have developed this survey for W̱SÁNEĆ members to provide input on whether or not the proposed MOTI Highway 1 project is acceptable for Goldstream. At this time we are seeking feedback from W̱SÁNEĆ Community Members only. Fill out the survey RECENT POSTS [...]

Share your thoughts on Goldstream!2024-02-22T19:21:07+00:00

DAO is Hiring a Human Resources Business Partner


Dominion Astrophysical Observatory is Hiring a Human Resource Business Partner CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*. City: Preference: Victoria, Boucherville. Other NRC locations may be considered. Organizational Unit: Human Resources Branch Classification: PE-4 Tenure: Term Duration: 2 years Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC Notes: The intent of this staffing action is to fill one vacancy, preferably in Victoria or Boucherville, and create a list of prequalified candidates for positions in various locations as [...]

DAO is Hiring a Human Resources Business Partner2024-02-17T00:28:33+00:00

VAA is Hiring an Electrician


Victoria Airport Authority is Hiring an Electrician CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Position Title: Electrician Reporting To: Electrical Supervisor Key Relationships: Internal – All VAA Staff; External – Third Party Contractors, Airport Security, Vendors Supervisory Responsibilities: None   Role Summary: The Electrician is responsible for performing electrical inspections, maintenance, and repair related to airfield lighting and building electrical systems at the Airport. Electricians must be available to be ‘on-call’ to respond to after-hour lighting, signage, electrical emergencies and winter operations. The Electrician is a union position reporting to the Electrical Supervisor and will normally work a 40-hour [...]

VAA is Hiring an Electrician2024-02-17T00:20:04+00:00

TLC is Hiring a Communication Officer


The Land Conservancy (TLC) is Hiring a Communication Officer CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION TLC The Land Conservancy of BC is a charitable, membership-based land trust working to protect British Columbia's biological diversity. We are currently seeking a Communication Intern to provide support while gaining experience working in the non-profit sector to promote events, fundraising initiatives, and the organization in general. Position Overview: The Communication Intern will work with TLC’s team to implement comprehensive communication strategies for TLC projects. This will include contributing to TLCs website, social media accounts, and designing/producing promotional material (print and digital). The [...]

TLC is Hiring a Communication Officer2024-02-14T22:55:43+00:00

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi


Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi, the new Program Manager for the Indigenous Management Board Read the transcript below to learn more about Robyn and the work she’ll be doing with the Indigenous Management Board. Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name is Robyn Heaslip Kefi and I live in Cowichan Bay in Quw'utsun lands. I am of Irish, French, Scottish and English ancestry. I grew up in Cree territory in Edmonton and moved with my parents and siblings as a young adult to Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ lands in Victoria. After [...]

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi2024-03-05T18:26:43+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 Year2024-02-12T20:15:29+00:00

Sacred object returned home to W̱SÁNEĆ


Sacred object returned home to W̱SÁNEĆ W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) hosted a homecoming ceremony on Thursday, January 25, 2024. The ceremony marked the significant return of SDÁLṈEW̱, a sacred bowl set to be sold by settlers, but intercepted by SFU. Since arrival, settlers have appropriated and displaced countless W̱SÁNEĆ sacred objects. Outside of W̱SÁNEĆ care these objects are unable to serve their sacred purposes, and are instead shuttled worldwide as museum display pieces or elements of private collections without regard to their ancestral home.  In recent years, WLC has made significant efforts to raise awareness regarding the proper care [...]

Sacred object returned home to W̱SÁNEĆ2024-02-07T20:32:14+00:00
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