Blackfish Newsletters The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council’s mandate is to promote respect for W̱SÁNEĆ culture, traditional practices, language and the interests of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. As an organization focused on self-determination, we work to enhance recognition of, and respect for, W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights and W̱ SÁNEĆ Aboriginal rights and title. The WLC seeks to promote sustainable and equitable development of resources within W̱SÁNEĆ Territory, including the original W̱SÁNEĆ stewardship practices of the environment as it was meant to be. The Blackfish Newsletter aims to provide regular updates on the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Marine and Land Use Plan for [...]
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Environmental Remediation and Monitoring Opportunity JOB DESCRIPTION The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council has created an opportunity for a W̱SÁNEĆ person interested in Environmental Remediation and Monitoring. The work to take place this summer involves the remediation of ḰEL,SET (Reay) Creek. This position is not the same as a Cultural Monitor. Between mid-July and mid-September, Transport Canada will be working to remove pollutants from the creek and pond. The Environmental Monitor Assistant will monitor the remediation work to ensure that W̱SÁNEĆ environmental interests are considered. The successful candidate will have the ability to share information and receive on the [...]
W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council - Youth Employment Opportunity Job Description: Six Youth Reef Net Workers Date Posted: June 30, 2020 Due Date: July 8, 2020 Application Details: Please send resume and cover letter to Gord Elliott, Director of Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org) by due date JOB DESCRIPTION As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council promotes the W̱SÁNEĆ culture, traditional practices, and SENĆOŦEN language, including the original W̱SÁNEĆ management of the environment as it was meant to be. The WLC also seeks to promote sustainable and equitable development of resources within W̱SÁNEĆ Territory. One of the projects the [...]
The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council has begun work to form a W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Advisory Committee. Eric F. H. Pelkey to WSÁNEC - Saanich Nation REQUEST FOR W̱SÁNEĆ YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE LETTERS OF INTEREST May 01, 2020 – The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council has begun work to form a W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Advisory Committee. TheW̱SÁNEĆ Youth Advisory Committee will provide recommendations on matters related to W̱SÁNEĆ youth and community. The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council requests that eligible applicants submit Letters of Interest to the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council. These Letters of Interest should state how you meet the W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Advisory Committee eligibility requirements (below), why [...]
LÁU, WELṈEW̱ School Expansion Project 2020 - 2021 The project scope is to expand both the elementary and secondary schools, demolish and replace the gymnasium building with a full-size Gym. A total of 2,871 m2 of new space, along with associated site servicing, site development, and upgrades to site drainage. Construction will be carried out by General Contract, successful applicants will be hired and employed by the Expansion Project Contractors. Please submit your resume to the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board Administration Reception Office at: 7449 West Saanich Rd. Brentwood Bay BC, V8M 1R3 Click here for map Or [...]
Salish Sea Herring Collapse Looms as DFO Bows to Industry, Ignoring its Own Science, Indigenous Knowledge and Public Outcry Original Story from Pacific Wild - January 30, 2020 Vancouver Island Communities and conservation groups alarmed as DFO green-lights 20% herring quota despite management plan outlining HIGH risk of stock collapse. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Salish Sea, January 30th 2020 – Ignoring calls for a moratorium by over one hundred thousand Canadians, 53 Vancouver Island municipalities, First Nations groups, local government federations as well as its own scientists, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has just implemented a Management [...]
Climate Science & Traditional Knowledge Illustration of ÁLEṈENEȻ (homeland) image by Artist David Underwood. The Southern Gulf Islands are disproportionately impacted by the climate emergency declared by the Capital Regional District and the Islands Trust. They are particularly vulnerable to risk of wild fire, drought affecting food production, seasonal water shortage and shoreline erosion caused by sea level rise and increased coastal storm surges. The ṮEṮÁĆES Climate Action Project will develop and deliver 3 five-day (30 hour) intensive educational programs that combine current climate science with Traditional Knowledge of the W̱ SÁNEĆ people to inform and support decision-making [...]
New WLC Marine Use Planner The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is excited to announce Shauna Johnson as our new Marine Use Planner starting on October 7, 2019. Shauna is dedicated to W̱SÁNEĆ self-determination, in-depth community engagement, and she brings a wealth of experience to the table. Check out her bio below! Shauna Johnson is Coast Salish from the Tsawout First Nation on her mother’s side and Tsimshian from Laxkwala’ams on her father’s side. She has a Master of Science degree in Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) and has specialized expertise in providing planning support for indigenous communities to revitalize and [...]
Recognition of Service The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council would like to recognize former Chief Harvey Underwood for his service and dedication to the WLC, his commitment ensuring W̱SÁNEĆ unity and his work as a founding member. W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership council wishes Harvey all the best in his future endeavours.