This September 30th, Canada observes the first annual day of acknowledgement of the harms caused by colonization, honouring the lives that were lost and those that were irreversibly impacted by the residential school system. On this day, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council encourages every settler to take meaningful action towards reconciliation. Artwork by Kayla Bellerose Following the delivery of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which recommended 94 calls to action, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “The burden of this experience has been on your shoulders for far too long. The burden is properly ours as [...]
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For the second summer in a row, W̱SÁNEĆ Youth made and launched a historically accurate Reef Net at SX̱IX̱ŦE, a traditional reef net site. Photo of the 2021 Youth Reef Net Project, Courtesy of Paul Michael Petrie About the Reef Net: The Youth Reef Net program, developed by the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, began in 2020 as a way for knowledge to be transferred from Elders to Youth, revitalize W̱SÁNEĆ culture and provide employment opportunities for members of the community. SX̱OLE, or reef net fishing, was outlawed by the colonial government a hundred years ago. Since August 2014, the [...]
The WLC is working to partner with post-secondary institutions through the South Island Prosperity Partnership, potentially to deliver on-reserve training. These training sessions, called “micro-credential courses” would be geared to equipping community members with the skills, certificates and training that would enable them to: Turn a hobby into a business Grow and scale their business to increase revenues and/or operations Ensure their business can access lucrative government contracts In order to bring these courses to the community, we need to hear from you! What are the barriers you’re experiencing to accessing the training you need to realize your [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Apply by Oct 8th! The Gulf Islands National Park Reserve is hiring Youth Cultural Resource Technicians. Work on a team to help protect and record Indigenous and Newcomer cultural sites, in a region with deep cultural history. To be eligible for the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS) program you must be: Between 15 and 30 years old Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work in Canada In addition, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous youth, visible minority youth, youth with a disability, youth who self-identify [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Apply by 12 October 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time The First Nations Coordinator position will work with up to 19 Coast Salish First Nations to build respectful and trusting relationships and to investigate with them the concept of a national marine conservation area reserve in the Southern Strait of Georgia. In this role, you understand what it means to “walk with a foot in both worlds”—working for Parks Canada while building connections and collaborating with up to 19 Coast Salish First Nations. You know how to listen, approach your work with an open heart and mind [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Apply by October 17, 2021 The W̱SÁNEĆ MARINE GUARDIANS / QENTOL,YEN (The Marine Division of the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council) is hiring a Marine Biologist. The SRKW Marine Biologist will work under the direction of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Senior Manager. The SRKW Marine Biologist will work on two specific areas: Habitat Monitoring and Baseline Monitoring. 1. Habitat Monitoring, including assessing the condition of habitats; working with W̱SÁNEC elders and knowledge keepers to identify values, parameters to measure, timing and frequency of data collections, and identification of acceptable indicators; and carry out data analysis to [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY GVHA has two job postings, for an HR Generalist and a Finance Administrator If you're interested, please contact Judy Kitts for a pre-call interview where you can learn more about the job and for help preparing for the interview process. Phone 250.383.8300 ext. 223 Cell 250.480.9670 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.gvha.ca MORE OPPORTUNITIES
W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council, in partnership with Tsawout Lands invites you to have your say! We are inviting you and your family to join us and have your say in the future of W̱SÁNEĆ communities! We will be respecting all Provincial Health Guidelines for safety during meetings with proof of vaccination, contact tracing and mask requirements (unless you have an exemption). Please come prepared to look to our oral history and creations stories to help guide us! Dinner provided and Door Prizes! W̱SÁNEC members/ancestry only. Stay tuned for more dates and locations coming soon. Learn More RECENT [...]
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY Georgia Strait Alliance Is Hiring A Youth Clean Marine BC Assistant. This short-term position is out of their Nanaimo office and pays $16.10/hour for 35 hours per week, plus vacation pay and sick leave, and a flexible work environment. Learn More MORE OPPORTUNITIES
ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Job Opportunity Job Description: Referrals Manager Date Posted: August 9, 2021 ***UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2021*** Due Date: October 11, 2021 The Referrals Manager will establish, manage, provide direction for and oversee the establishment of the Referrals Office. This will include the oversight of contractors and W̱SÁNEĆ Cultural Workers; the creation of policies, project budgets and work plans, and funding proposals; the facilitation of community engagement sessions; and, the management of databases, permits, and assets. The successful candidate will need to be self-directed, analytical, meticulous, and able to work efficiently in an [...]