Sistering Indigenous and Western Science (SINEWS) is a paid mentorship program intended to increase the representation and participation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in science-related disciplines and research. Pairs of female-identifying students, one of which must be Indigenous, will propose, develop, implement and report on research projects over the course of a 4-8 month term position. For the 2023 program, SINEWS will be accepting up to 8 pairs of female-identifying students, at least one of which must identify as Indigenous. The pairs of students will propose, develop, implement, and report on research projects of relevance to Indigenous community needs and are [...]
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Meet the Youth Reef Net Team Learn more about the Youth Reef Net Workers and the work they're doing. Click play to view the short video, or read the transcript below. https://youtu.be/WmjkQHJGDpQ Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? Kristin Morris: Hi, my name's Kristin Morris, and I'm from Tsartlip First Nation. Edna Elsworth: My name's Edna Elsworth. I'm from Tsartlip First Nation as well. Layla Morris: My name is Layla Morris. I am also from Tsartlip First Nation. Desiree Jones: My name is Desiree Jones and I'm from Pauquachin First Nation. [...]
The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians are hiring for several positions Marine Data Analyst The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians program is looking to hire a Marine Data Analyst full-time. The Marine Data Analyst (MDA) will work under the direction of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Senior Manager. The MDA will work on specific areas already determined to be important with the work we plan to carry out. This position is central to the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians program involvement with DFO- Fisheries and Oceans Canada in providing foundational work to support the Southern Resident Killer [...]
W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Job Opportunity - Policy/Negotiations Analyst JOB DESCRIPTION As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) works to enhance recognition of, and respect for, W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights and W̱SÁNEĆ Aboriginal rights and title on behalf of Tsartlip First Nation, Tsawout First Nation, and Tseycum First Nation. The WLC is currently pursuing substantive negotiations at a Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self Determination Table with the Federal Government and, as a result, has established a Policy/Negotiations Analyst Position to provide additional support. The Policy/Negotiations Analyst will conduct desktop and community-based research on relevant legislation, policies, [...]
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This time of year is traditionally known as ĆENŦÁWEN. ĆENŦÁWEN ĆȽ ENÁ TÁĆEL TŦE SȽEMEW̱ĆEḴSOT TŦE STOLU ȻNIȽs LÁSETs TŦE STOLU E TŦE SĆÁNEW̱Ȼs TÍYELs. ȻNIȽs ŦOṈs TŦE ÁYET TW̱E ŚELEṈ E TŦE ȾEMEȻE ȻNIȽs ELXOTEṈs TŦE XIW̱E ṈÁLṈELs TŦE ȾEMEȻE. ȻȽ YÁ IȾȽOṈESET TŦE SȻÁĆEL ȻNIȽs YÁ,s TŦE SWO,EU,LES ŦOṈ EMNIEṈ E TŦE SMÍEŦ. NIȽs YÁ,s TŦE SȽENȽÁNI ELXOTEṈ TŦE KEXMIN ȻNIȽ ŚW̱HÁQs TŦE W̱ILṈEW̱E TŦE SMIȽE ȻȽ ENÁ, W̱ḰELWEȽ TŦE SJELW̱EṈ. ĆENŦÁWEN-THE COHO SALMON RETURN TO THE EARTH This moon marks the arrival of the Coho Salmon. WEATHER The first rains begin to break the drought [...]
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WLC Open House A Great Success Earlier this summer, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) opened it’s doors to W̱SÁNEĆ community members for an opportunity to meet the team and learn more about the work that happens at the WLC. Shown above the WLC team. From the back left row: Gord Elliott, Laurie Whitehead, Shauna Johnson, Marla Sampson, Joni Olsen, Dave Paul, David (SUMÉ,t) Dick, Maxwell Pelkey, Justin Fritz, Eric Pelkey, Hannah Morris, Patrick Elliott, Mathias William-Sampson On Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, the WLC hosted an Open House serving light refreshments, door prizes and space to meet the fast growing [...]
Times Colonist: Jul 18, 1985 The Tsawout Indian Band is prepared to go to the Supreme Court of Canada to prevent a 500-boat marina development in Saanichton Bay, says councilor Gus Underwood. “We’re prepared to take whatever measures are necessary,” he said. “We’ll carry our fight to the highest court in the land to get justice.” Central Saanich council con Monday issued a development permit for the marina. The band claims the development on the 6.15-hectare site is contrary to the 1858 James Douglas Treaty, which guaranteed Saanich Indians hunting and fishing rights. Underwood, who was out of town and [...]
Times Colonist: Jul 16, 1985 Central Saanich council unanimously approved issuing a development permit for a 500-boat marina in Saanichton Bay Monday despite warnings from native Indians that development is contrary to the James Douglas Treaty. Council’s action paves the way for a request for a building permit by Saanichton Marina Ltd. The area has been zoned for marina use for 16 years. “The Indian people of Saanich demand that you respect the terms of the treaty,” said Tsawout band manager Earl Claxton. “In return for making lands available for non-Indian settlement, including the lands where this council is debating [...]