The Nature Conservancy of Canada is hiring a Director Indigenous Engagement & Conservation. Reporting to the Vice President of Conservation Policy and Planning, the Director Indigenous Engagement & Conservation will lead the Indigenous Engagement and Conservation team within the National Conservation Department. The Director Indigenous Engagement & Conservation will have a high degree of autonomy and will engage extensively with NCC’s senior management, staff and key Indigenous advisors and partners to set the direction for Indigenous engagement and conservation at NCC, responding to both NCC strategic priorities and on-the-ground realities. Leading a small team and working in close collaboration [...]
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W̱SÁNEĆ Marine and Land Use Plan Shauna will be out and about in the community in the coming months (April 2022 – June 2022, may go longer), going door to door to ask for input on the new Marine Use Plan. If you have anything you would like to share or any concerns, please let us know! What is this about? The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council’s mandate is to promote respect for W̱ SÁNEĆ culture, traditional practices, language, and the interests of the W̱ SÁNEĆ First Nations. We work to enhance recognition of, and respect for, W̱ SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights [...]
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 [...]
Calling all Mural Artists! Salt Spring Arts has an incredible opportunity for mural artists this summer. They are adding three murals to the heart of Ganges Village (Shiya’hwt/SYOWT) on Salt Spring Island. Award $5,000 — $15,000. Deadline for round 1 — MAY 16, 2022 MORE INFORMATION RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here
The WLC is pleased to welcome Kevin Paul to the team! Learn more about Kevin Paul and how he 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=xBf8e6_N-nM Interviewer: Can you tell us your name and where you’re from? Hi, my name's Philip, Kevin Paul. I live on the W̱JOȽEȽP side of W̱SÁNEĆ. My father was the late Philip Christopher Paul, co-founder of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and co-founder of the National Indian Brotherhood, which is now the AFN. My mother was Frances Elliott, who [...]
The Victoria Daily Times: April 25, 1942 By H. Glynn Ward The Indians who live on the reserve at Patricia Bay call themselves the "Zeechuma," meaning those who live on the Land of Clay, In days gone by they were a powerful band, no less than 150 of them signed the contract made when the Indians of Vancouver Island deeded over all lands except their villages to the Hudson's Bay Company. But now there are but a handful left, they grow fewer every year. It was still dark when Martha Morris of the Zeechuma got up to light the store [...]
The First Peoples' Cultural Council is hiring Marketing and Communications Officer's Join a growing team, dedicated to revitalizing B.C.’s Indigenous languages, cultures, and arts. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is small but mighty and they are making a difference. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) is looking to fill two COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER positions to support the success and impact of our programs. Both positions work together with the Communications Manager in a team environment to raise the profile of FPCC and contribute to effective communications and information sharing with our stakeholders, including First Nations communities, partners and funders, our [...]
W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty Hunters Conference April 21, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Tsawout Gymnasium In attendance will be lawyers presenting on court cases that pertain to the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights of W̱SÁNEĆ Hunters. A panel will be available to answer questions from W̱SÁNEĆ hunters. As well, an open mike will be available for any who wishes to make a statement. This meeting will take place on April 21st, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Tsawout Gymnasium. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here
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HEUIST TŦE ḴELAḴ Honour the Babies Ceremony on April 21, 2022 NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society is hosting H E U I S T T Ŧ E Ḵ E L A Ḵ, Honour the Babies ceremony on April 21, 2022. We will be honouring babies born in 2021 from the seven affiliated nations that NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society serves. The ceremony is intended to clear the path for each new life in a good way. Due to the concerns over safety and wellbeing of young babies against the COVID 19 and other communicable illnesses, this year’s ceremony will be [...]