This Time 38 Years Ago – July 1984

2022-07-01T17:57:16+00:00

Times Colonist: Jul 1, 1984    Women are discriminated against under the Indian Act, and women should be consulted on ways to end the discrimination, says Rusty Underwood, co-ordinator of the Tsawout Native Women’s Association.    But the Native Indian organizations who are talking to the federal government about ways of amending a law that allows sexual discrimination against Indian women are mainly headed by men, she said.    “Although Native women are voicing their concerns, they continue to have minimal participation in these negotiations.” said Underwood. “It’s time for the women to be heard.”    On the Tsawout reserve in Central Saanich women [...]

This Time 38 Years Ago – July 19842022-07-01T17:57:16+00:00

This Time 52 Years Ago – June 1970

2022-06-07T01:54:40+00:00

The Province: Jun 30, 1970    Only major changes in approach to Indian education and job training programs can avert a major crisis among B.C. Indians, says a paper presented to the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. The paper prepared by Chief Philip Paul of the Tsartlip Band at Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island says unemployment and under-education are plaguing Indian attempts to overcome obstacles stemming from rapid social and economic changes.    It says Indians are staying in school longer these days, and many adults are returning for upgrading courses and vocational training but says these developments have not been enough [...]

This Time 52 Years Ago – June 19702022-06-07T01:54:40+00:00

You’re invited to attend On The Rise – An arts festival

2022-06-28T19:47:58+00:00

You're invited to attend On The Rise – An arts festival navigating climate grief and action Transition Salt Spring will be hosting On The Rise - An arts festival navigating climate grief and action. The festival will be a month-long taking place this September, aimed at utilizing art and creative expression to bring awareness to the climate emergency. The festival aims to unite participants in a wide variety of activities that will allow participation, engagement, and expression from all ages and walks of life. Event Features: Self-Guided Digital Art Walk featuring local artists Call Me CC, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Professionally Facilitated [...]

You’re invited to attend On The Rise – An arts festival2022-06-28T19:47:58+00:00

This time of year is known as ĆENHENEN

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This time of year is traditionally known as ĆENHENEN.  ĆENHENEN NIȽ ŚW̱TÁĆELS TŦE HENEN HIȽ ŚW̱DÁLETEṈs E TŦE ÍY QÁLES X̱EṈ OL Ȼs XÁĆEṈs. TOW̱OL U ṈEN TŦE SĆÁNEW̱E TIÁ ȽḴÁLJ. MEQ EXIN ŚW̱OX̱s TŦEN QEȽ W̱ILṈEW̱LÁE EṮ ĆELȽTENEM, TEMTEM AXEN, SMO₭EĆ, SDÁYES, ḰENNES. NIȽ SU ĆḴEĆEs TŦEN QEȽ W̱ILṈEW̱. SU ṮÁNEḴs KPETTEs TŦE SĆÁLEĆES ḰEL ḰEL E TŦE SYESEs TŦE ṈENṈENEs E TŦE SȻÁs ĆELÁṈENs. SU MEQs SÁN XĆIT ȻE NIȽ Es SÁN TŦE ṈENṈENEs ȻE ĆTOLES Es SE ȻE NÁTEṈ Es. HO ȻENNES TŦE ṈEN S,IȽEN TŦE EȽTÁLṈEW̱SU HIMETs TŦE SĆÁLEĆEs ṈÁTW̱E TŦE ŚW̱SIÁMs EṈOTEs TŦE [...]

This time of year is known as ĆENHENEN2022-06-28T16:43:29+00:00

Nominate a Community Member to be Featured on our Website

2022-06-27T21:14:16+00:00

Nominate a Community Member to be Featured on our Website. The nomination form is open to anyone in the community. Please complete the form below to nominate someone who has accomplished something great and who you feel deserves recognition. Fill out the Nomination Form Here RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Nominate a Community Member to be Featured on our Website2022-06-27T21:14:16+00:00

This Time 8 Years Ago – June 2014

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Times Colonist: Jun 27, 2014 SARAH PETRESCU and LINDSAY KINES FROM A1: SUPREME COURT RULING ON ABORIGINAL LAND TITLES Photo: Chief Roger Williams, seated, of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, is flanked by chiefs and other officials during a news conference in Vancouver, on Thursday, after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, granting it land title to 438,000 hectares of land. A landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling Thursday could set a significant precedent for Vancouver Island First Nations.    The ruling, which for the first time recognizes a First Nations’ right to a [...]

This Time 8 Years Ago – June 20142022-06-07T02:12:54+00:00

This Time 27 Years Ago – June 1995

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Times Colonist: Jun 23, 1995 By Bill Smith Times Colonist staff The Tsawout Indian Band is negotiating for access to conduct an archeological survey on privately owned James Island. And the Central Saanich Band will file site-specific land claims on the sites if the survey warrants such action, said band manager Eric Pelkey. Seattle billionaire Craig McCaw chairman of McCaw Cellular Communications, is a member of a Seattle syndicate that recently bought the island for $26 million. McCaw Cellular spokesman Bob Ratliffe said he hadn’t heard about the planned survey. Craig McCaw is out of town this week, “but I [...]

This Time 27 Years Ago – June 19952022-06-07T02:02:35+00:00

You’re invited to attend Tsawout’s Indigenous People’s Day Celebration

2022-06-21T16:37:47+00:00

All W̱SÁNEĆ community members are invited to attend Tsawout's Indigenous People's Day Celebration today. Click here for more information! RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

You’re invited to attend Tsawout’s Indigenous People’s Day Celebration2022-06-21T16:37:47+00:00

This Time 47 Years Ago – June 1975

2022-06-07T01:56:54+00:00

Times Colonist: Jun 9, 1975 A victory dinner to celebrate the defeat of the Saanichton Bay marina project and the current Indian movement in general, will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the East Saanich longhouse on the Twawout reserve, Indian leader Philip Paul said Thursday. Indians from around Vancouver Island will attend. Resources Minister Bob Williams last month rejected the marina proposal, which had been strongly opposed by Tsawout Indians. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

This Time 47 Years Ago – June 19752022-06-07T01:56:54+00:00
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