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, [...]
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ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Presenting: The Clam Garden Network’s webinar series, “Digging into Clam Garden Conversations: An online series in 2021 to explore the resurgence of ancestral clam management practices”. Our first conversation, "Introduction to Clam (Garden) Conversations” is on Friday, April 23rd at 10:00am. In this first webinar, we will introduce clam management broadly and share some tools and resources we’ve been developing to support community led clam garden projects. In addition, we hope to hear from you: How can this series support the interests and needs of your community? See below for registration information. VIEW DETAILS [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY The South Island Prosperity Partnership is seeking an Indigenous Economic Development Project Coordinator. This is a new position to support the incubation of the Indigenous Prosperity Centre. See below for details To learn more about the role, or for any questions you may have please reach out to Elysia at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Kieran at email@example.com VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES
Join Us April 13th to share your vision For A Shared Future As W̱SÁNEĆ People In the last community engagement session in February 2021, we covered "Our Shared History as a W̱SÁNEĆ people." An event where we looked at our history as told by non-indigenous, we then also had an opportunity to listen to our elders about our oral history as a W̱SÁNEĆ people. Using these two versions of history, we created a timeline using a miro board that we then shared with you. Now that we have looked at our past, this session will focus on the present. [...]
From the 1940’s to 1990’s, many W̱SÁNEĆ women knit to feed their families. As part of WLC’s mission to promote respect for W̱SÁNEĆ culture, this is the first of a three-part series honouring the history of knitting and W̱SÁNEĆ knitters. The history of W̱SÁNEĆ knitters “The average person thinks of a Cowichan sweater as a three-tone, chunky, geometric pattern knit, but to me, it represents survival. I believe my grandmother raised my father and his siblings off her knitting. I am very proud to be a Coast Salish knitter, there’s pride in the resiliency of the history of it.” Joni [...]
During excavation for a new pump station on Interurban road, as part of the work on the CRD Wastewater Treatment Plant Project, the CRD uncovered ancient W̱SÁNEC artifacts. The CRD Wastewater Treatment Plant Project is a $775 million project that was undertaken by the Capital Regional District to enhance wastewater treatment in the region. The project includes a Wastewater Treatment Facility at McLoughlin Point that treats the sewage and pumps the material for further treatment, through conveyance lines, to the Residuals Treatment Facility located at Hartland Landfill. Initially, the CRD failed to adequately consult with or obtain consent [...]
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
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Parks Canada is looking for youth to join our team this summer! Storyteller: Connects visitors with the Salish Sea and the W̱SÁNEĆ people by offering interpretative programs around Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. See the attached poster for more details. VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY The Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) has posted two new jobs for people who will be part of the Stronger BC invasive species management Action Team that will be based in Victoria and the Cowichan Valley from May – August this year. VIEW DETAILS MORE OPPORTUNITIES
The WLC is pleased to welcome Pekwatenaat (Fawn Jack) to the team! Learn more about Pekwatenaat and how she will help fulfill the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council's mandate. Click play to view the short interview, or read the transcript below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVPahbnVHJk Pekwatenaat: My name is Pekwatenaat, is my traditional name. Fawn is my given name. I grew up in Tseycum and in Tsartlip. I have roots as far as Cowichan, all the way down to W̱SÁNEĆ. I feel that my interim office manager position is just a great opportunity to show my children that when you apply yourself to [...]