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You’re Invited To A Clam Garden Conversation

2021-10-15T17:26:23+00:00

The Clam Garden Network Steering Committee invites you to register for the third event in "Digging into Clam Conversations," an online series in 2021- 2022 to explore the resurgence of ancestral clam management practices. The event "Exploring the Ecological Role of Ancestral Clam Gardens" will be a panel discussion taking place October 15th, from 10 am-noon.  Our panel will share ecological insights they have learned from studying clam gardens spanning Heiltsuk, Kwakwaka'wakw, and Coast Salish territory. This panel will feature Christine Roberts, an archaeologist from Wei Wai Kum First Nation, archaeologist Dana Lepofsky, and marine ecologist  Anne Salomon, both from Simon Fraser University. At this event, we will [...]

You’re Invited To A Clam Garden Conversation2021-10-15T17:26:23+00:00

This time of year is known as PEKELÁNEW̱

2021-10-07T18:19:50+00:00

This time of year is traditionally known as PEKELÁNEW̱ PEKELÁNEW NIȽ PELELÁNEW̱ȽḴÁLJ TIÁ, TW̱E ȾOȽEṈ EȻs TÁṈENs NIȽ EN ŚW̱QENEW̱TŦE TUO XIXEN EȻs CEĆILs. ȻNIȽ ŚW̱ĆȺs TŦE EȽTÁLṈEW̱E TŦE ḰȽȺ ȻNIȽ ŚW̱ĆȺs E TŦE SĆOȽs TŦE ĆEḴ ÁLEṈ ȻNIȽs LÁTEṈs TŦE SNEW̱EȽ ĆḴÁTEṈ ȽE E ȻSIÁ, ĆEN₭ILES. ȻNIȽs HOÍs ȻEN ELOXET TŦU MEQ STÁṈ LÁE TŦEN ÁLEṈENEȻ. ȻNIȽ EN ŚW̱YÁ, ṮÁLET TŦE SMÍEŦ EN SU W̱OEŦ. ȻNIȽ ŚW̱HOÍs ȻNIȽ EN ŚW̱DOQ. Here's how to pronounce PEKELÁNEW̱ PEKELÁNEW̱-THE MOON THAT TURNS THE LEAVES WHITE This moon marks the end of summer and the beginning of cooler weather. WEATHER The [...]

This time of year is known as PEKELÁNEW̱2021-10-07T18:19:50+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Reclaiming Prescriptive Burns; Sacred Responsibility to The Land

2021-10-06T21:45:51+00:00

Multiple W̱SÁNEĆ youths are now wildland fire training course certified; a step in reclaiming the ancient practice of working with fire as a way to care for the land in W̱SÁNEĆ territory. Shown above: Indigenous-led prescriptive, or defensive burns in Australia. Image courtesy of the New York Times. With a cultural or prescribed burn tentatively scheduled for the first week of October, weather depending, fire training course graduate Tiffany Joseph explains: “Our first burn will take place on an Islet near Sidney Island Spit, which allows for assurance that the fire can’t spread. We were waiting for the [...]

W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Reclaiming Prescriptive Burns; Sacred Responsibility to The Land2021-10-06T21:45:51+00:00

On September 30th, W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Calls For Settlers To Take Action

2021-10-07T17:07:01+00:00

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 [...]

On September 30th, W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Calls For Settlers To Take Action2021-10-07T17:07:01+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Revitalize Ancient Practice of SX̱OLE / Reef Net Fishing

2021-09-29T18:31:51+00:00

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 [...]

W̱SÁNEĆ Youth Revitalize Ancient Practice of SX̱OLE / Reef Net Fishing2021-09-29T18:31:51+00:00

How can we help you grow your business?

2021-09-27T18:42:38+00:00

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 [...]

How can we help you grow your business?2021-09-27T18:42:38+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Is Hiring A Marine Biologist

2021-09-17T20:19:39+00:00

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 [...]

W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Is Hiring A Marine Biologist2021-09-17T20:19:39+00:00

Join us for Fall and Winter Community Engagement Sessions

2021-09-16T18:07:50+00:00

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 [...]

Join us for Fall and Winter Community Engagement Sessions2021-09-16T18:07:50+00:00

WLC is Hiring A Referrals Manager

2021-09-15T23:23:45+00:00

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 [...]

WLC is Hiring A Referrals Manager2021-09-15T23:23:45+00:00

This time of year is known as ĆENQOLEW

2021-09-08T21:18:17+00:00

This time of year is traditionally known as ĆENQOLEW ĆENQOLEW NIȽ ŚW̱TUOs TÁĆEL TŦE QOLEW̱E TIÁ, ȽḴÁLJ. ȻȽ ENÁ, QENETES TŦE STOLU ŚW̱LÁEs SE Ȼs SÁȻES TŦE ḴELEXs. I U TUE EMNIEṈ TŦEN QEȽ W̱ILṈEW̱ṮELÁEṈ E TŦE SMÍEŦ I TŦE ṈIED. ŚELṈESTÁLs E TŦE ÁYET. NIȽ U HOI OL I ȽȻOUES TŦE QOLEW̱ȻE ENÁs JÁN U HOI OL ÍY S,ŚÁMENEȽ EN SU ÁLET TŦEN SKELOEṈ EN SȻÁ TW̱TIÁ, ĆENȾOȽEṈ. TES E TIÁ, SU YÁ’s TŦEN SĆÁLEĆE ȽEMEȾEṈ E TŦE ḰEMĆOLS LÁE EṮ PELḰȾÁEṈ. NIȽ LEPLIT ȽTE TŦE ŚNÁEM HO NI TŦE SQȺ U STÁṈ EN SU ḰÁNES TŦE [...]

This time of year is known as ĆENQOLEW2021-09-08T21:18:17+00:00
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