ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Parks Canada - Coastal BC Field Unit, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve in Sidney (British Columbia) Is hiring for a Parks Superintendant Indeterminate / permanent, full-time position $100,531 to $114,948 Closing date: 30 May 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time Learn more MORE OPPORTUNITIES
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This time of year, is traditionally known as SX̱ÁNEȽ- BULLHEAD MOON SX̱ÁNEȽ NIȽ ȽḴÁLJ ŚW̱TÁĆELS TŦE ȻOSEN NEÁTEṈ EȻS PIOTEȽ. TUO OL HOI TŦE ĆEḴ ŚPW̱ELO, EN SU YÁ, SȽO I ȻNIȽ EN SU QENEW̱TŦE SX̱ÁNEȽ SÁSU. U MEQ TŦE QEQSEĆEN I TŦE SX̱EDJELI TÁĆEL. ȻNIȽS TU ÍYSOTs TŦE SCÁĆEL. I ȻNIȽs YÁs ĆELÁU TŦE SW̱E W̱OEŦ YÁ, ȾOḰES LÁE TŦE STOLU. ENÁ, I WÁWE EṮ TENĆOLEḰ. TW̱E YOŦ OL U SÁSU TŦE QEȽ W̱ILṈEW̱ȽTE. ĆEUIN SELÁLEW̱I U YÁ, SȽO. ÁMEĆEṈ SU ṮELÁENs EȻs ȽÁUḴEM I TŦE S₭Á, U ȻENTOL E TŦE ȽEKES. I HO SW̱YÁ, ṮEȽNÁLEṈ I [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Islands Trust Conservancy will be undertaking a pilot project to try to control invasive parrot’s feathers in one of the ponds in a covenant area on Sidney Island. Two restoration technicians to round out our work crew for installing the treatment on June 9th and 10th. See details on how to apply below. Learn more MORE OPPORTUNITIES
How to get free training for a career at sea: Join us for a one-hour info session and interview with students who have graduated from Camosun’s Bridge Watch Program, which offers free training to Indigenous students. Choose from two dates: Tuesday, May 25th, 7 pm live on Instagram Thursday, May 27th at 12pm on Zoom and live on Facebook Featuring: Shauna Johnson, the Marine Use Planner at The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Cindy Drover-Davidson, Bridge Watch Rating Coordinator at Camosun College Q&A with real student graduates of the program Learn: If the program is for you How to get your tuition [...]
On May 4th, the name SMONEĆTEN was restored to what was formerly known as McDonald Campground in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. Watch the renaming ceremony replay below: Four hand-carved cedar panels and an interpretive display have been installed at the campground as part of the reinstatement of W̱SÁNEĆ language, history and culture on the land. The displays share how the site was once a place to gather liquid pitch, also known as sap, from Douglas fir trees to start fires, patch canoes, heal wounds, and light lanterns. “In the heart of W̱SÁNEĆ Territory, right next to the old village [...]
In Canada, Indigenous women and girls are targeted for violence more than any other group. They are 12 times more likely to go missing or be killed. In the US, they face murder rates up to 10 times higher than the national average. An annual women’s memorial march to commemorate missing and murdered indigenous women and girls takes place each Valentines Day downtown Vancouver (image courtesy of Daily Hive) In 2019, a national inquiry named this crisis in Canada a genocide. The in-depth report found that regularly, missing indigenous women and girls are stereotyped or stigmatized and their family’s [...]
W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is pleased to announce the SMONEĆTEN renaming ceremony of what is now known as McDonald Park. The event will be taking place this May 4th and be live-streamed on Facebook and Zoom at 2:15pm on May 4th, 2021. To watch on Facebook, please 1. Like the WLC Facebook page 2. Be on Facebook at 2:15 3. Watch for the notification W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is LIVE. To join via zoom, please Click this link at 2:15: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88212166463?pwd=VDdEU0xaMmRGT0hmeVFrTVhmTGY0Zz09 To learn more about the renaming, please read the full article, here. MORE OPPORTUNITIES [...]
Honoring WSÁNEĆ Knitters: From the 1940’s to 1990’s a large number of W̱SÁNEĆ women knit to feed their families. As part of WLC’s mission to promote respect for W̱SÁNEĆ culture, this is the second of a three part series celebrating W̱SÁNEĆ knitters. The first article honoured the knitters who have passed. This feature celebrates some of the contemporary knitters of the community, the details of how knitting has been passed on through the generations, as well as the ways knitting has both changed and stayed the same. Verna & Joe Ellsworth “Knitting connects me to my memories and my [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY SALISH SEA INDIGENOUS MARINE STEWARDSHIP PROJECT. ABANDONED BOAT REMOVAL SPRING AND SUMMER 2021 CURRENTLY HIRING ASSESSMENT AND SEIZURE CREW AND PROJECT MANAGER The Salish Sea Indigenous Marine Stewardship Project (SSMS) is a collaboration between Songhees Development Corporation, Salish Sea Industrial Services Ltd and the Dead Boats Disposal Society to remove 100 abandoned boats from the Salish Sea. The SSMS is an Indigenous Workforce Development project, contributing to jobs and training in the marine industry and promoting Indigenous Leadership in Environmental Stewardship. TRAINING PROVIDED: • Small Vessel Operators Proficiency (SVOP) certification training • UAV Pilot Training [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY To honour the unique relationship Coast Salish People have with the Salish Sea as the traditional stewards and original mariners of the southern coastal waters, BC Ferries is seeking a strong Coast Salish design for the exterior and interior of its newest vessel – Salish Heron. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PT VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES