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W̱SÁNEĆ Women’s Conference: Recap

2024-05-17T00:07:54+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Women's Conference Recap - April 13 & 14, 2024 In April, the WLC hosted a W̱SÁNEĆ Women's Conference. Several facilitators helped create a sacred space for W̱SÁNEĆ women to gather, share experiences, receive teachings, and celebrate one another. It was a space for women, non-binary, trans and 2 Spirit people to explore traditional healing practices in a safe environment. Check out our playlist of videos to hear from the facilitators of the W̱SÁNEĆ Women's Conference about their work, including interviews with Brianna Bear, Lavina Olsen, Kati George Jim, and Joni Morris. Stay tuned for more events and gatherings like [...]

W̱SÁNEĆ Women’s Conference: Recap2024-05-17T00:07:54+00:00

Meet Ethan Cire, the Communications Coordinator for the IMB

2024-05-16T18:10:25+00:00

Read the transcript below to learn more about Ethan and the impactful work he’ll be doing with the Indigenous Management Board. Interviewer: Can you tell me a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name is Ethan Cire, and I am Cree-Métis man, born and raised on Treaty 6 territory, what is currently known as Alberta. I grew up in a very small town called Ponoka. I enjoyed the time that I was raised there, it was really great. I've always had a large connection to my parents' heritage. My mom is Cree, and my [...]

Meet Ethan Cire, the Communications Coordinator for the IMB2024-05-16T18:10:25+00:00

Meet Emily Quiring, a New Intern at the WLTS

2024-05-10T20:28:56+00:00

Read the transcript below to learn more about Emily and the impactful work she’ll be doing with the W̱SÁNEĆ Lands Trust Society. Interviewer: Can you tell me a bit about who you are and where you’re from? I grew up in Prince George, and I have heritage from Spuzzum First Nation on my dad's side. He was adopted out of his community as a baby into a settler family. So we don't have much connection to our Indigenous roots. We have status cards that say our nation and that’s about all we really knew as kids. My mom is [...]

Meet Emily Quiring, a New Intern at the WLTS2024-05-10T20:28:56+00:00

Restoring SḰŦÁMEN: W̱SÁNEĆ Community Planning Event – May 30th and 31st

2024-05-08T23:49:16+00:00

My name is Stephanie Coulson, and I work for Parks Canada on SḰŦÁMEN QENÁȽ,ENEȻ SĆȺ (also known as Fur to Forest, or the Sidney Island Ecological Restoration Project). The goal of this project is to restore a healthier and more balanced forest ecosystem on SḰŦÁMEN (Sidney Island), by eradicating the invasive European fallow deer herd and re-planting native trees and shrubs. We have been very grateful to work with the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, Tsawout First Nation, and Pauquachin First Nation on this work over the past few years. If everything goes according to plan, the last of the invasive [...]

Restoring SḰŦÁMEN: W̱SÁNEĆ Community Planning Event – May 30th and 31st2024-05-08T23:49:16+00:00

Bow Hunting Instructors Course Update

2024-05-08T23:37:48+00:00

Bow hunting instructors courses start this weekend! 🤗🏹 Thank you to everyone who applied for the bow hunting instructors course for your interest. We received over 90 applicants but are only taking 8 or 9 at this time. This is the first of many courses that will be run, there will be more opportunities in the future. Once instructors are trained, bow hunting courses will begin soon. RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Bow Hunting Instructors Course Update2024-05-08T23:37:48+00:00

The WLC is Hiring a Knowledge Weaver for the Sea Gardens Project

2024-05-07T20:15:23+00:00

The WLC is Hiring a Knowledge Weaver for the Sea Gardens Project CLICK TO VIEW THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION Job Description: W̱SÁNEĆ Knowledge Weaver on the Sea Gardens Project with Parks Canada Term: From when the candidate starts until March 31st, 2026, with a possibility of an extension depending on funding. Wage: $40,000 annually, 25 hours/week Background The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) is working with Parks Canada in stewarding Clam Gardens in the Salish Sea. Clam Gardens were built and taken care of for thousands of years by our ancestors, and they need to be looked after for the [...]

The WLC is Hiring a Knowledge Weaver for the Sea Gardens Project2024-05-07T20:15:23+00:00

SX̱ÁNEȽ- The Bullhead Moon

2024-05-07T21:17:55+00:00

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 [...]

SX̱ÁNEȽ- The Bullhead Moon2024-05-07T21:17:55+00:00

My duty to stand up for the Salish Sea never diminishes!

2024-05-08T21:50:57+00:00

As the industrialization of the Salish Sea proliferates and overlapping authority of many governing bodies create bureaucratic gridlock, my duty to this territory will never stop. Now more than ever we have a much greater need to protect this fragile ecosystem and restore it to its once abundant biodiversity. [Transcript] The Salish Sea and archipelago of islands sprawling across the international boundary, the place I belong to, was once one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. It is home to the W̱SÁNEĆ emerging people and the SĆÁÁNEW̱ hardest-working wild Pacific salmon whose families have [...]

My duty to stand up for the Salish Sea never diminishes!2024-05-08T21:50:57+00:00
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