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Snuneymuxw Invites you to attend the 2024 tsetsuw’ hiw’a’lum / Coast Salish Games

2024-04-19T21:50:42+00:00

Snuneymuxw First Nation Invites you to attend the 2024 tsetsuw' hiw'a'lum / Coast Salish Games! Click here to submit an expression of interest! Youth Athletes from ages 7 - 16 can participate in: Track & Field Basketball Soccer Bone Game Paddling The games are scheduled to take place from July 21st to July 26th, followed by the annual Snuneymuxw Days celebration on the 27th and 28th. 2024. The venues for 2024 tsetsuw' hiw'a'lum' are throughout Nanaimo. The Games will begin with an opening ceremony on Sunday, July 21st, at 10:00 am. Following the ceremony, in-person registration will [...]

Snuneymuxw Invites you to attend the 2024 tsetsuw’ hiw’a’lum / Coast Salish Games2024-04-19T21:50:42+00:00

This Time 57 Years Ago – April 1967

2024-04-11T19:18:18+00:00

Indians Unite in Major Drive To Get Compensation for Land By AL FORREST    British Columbia's 45.000 Indians today laid claim to all the land in the province.    Tsartlip band chief Philip Paul 33, of West Saanich announced today BC's 219 bands have united to demand compensation for lands which he said were never surrendered to the while man.    "In addition we are seeking compensation for the 100 years of hardship and suffering the Indian people have undergone since Confederation.”    At the founding meeting of the Confederation of Native Indians of B.C. in Vancouver Saturday Mr. Paul was named chief spokesman. [...]

This Time 57 Years Ago – April 19672024-04-11T19:18:18+00:00

PEXSISEṈ – The Moon of the Opening hands

2024-04-08T15:29:19+00:00

This time of year,  is traditionally known as PEXSISEṈ - The Moon of the Opening hands, the blossoming out Moon. NIȽ PEXSISEṈ ȽḰÁLJ ĆȽ ENÁ,. PEXSISEṈ TŦE MEQ STÁṈ JISEṈ TŦE ŦÁŦḴI SU ȻILs TŦE SPAKEṈ. TW̱E YOŦ OL U PE,PE,W̱ÁLS TŦE SĆES E TIÁ ȽḰÁLJ. NIȽ EN ŚW̱TU,O, QENEW̱TŦE XELXELJ. ȻNIȽ EN SU OLEXET EN SU ŚÁMET I KELOEṈ E TŦE S,OX̱E. TES E TŦEN ŚW̱ĆAḴET TŦE XPȺ. EN SU ȽENÁS JELLIs NIȽ ĆOȻEW̱SE TŦE SȽEUI E TIÁ, ĆEN ȾOȽEN. NIȽ SE SU XÁĆENs TŦE ḰȽȺs TŦE XPȺ EN SU ĆȺ E TŦE XEUES SNEW̱EȽ E TIÁ, [...]

PEXSISEṈ – The Moon of the Opening hands2024-04-08T15:29:19+00:00

Share your thoughts to receive a $50 gift card!

2024-04-08T20:57:21+00:00

Share your thoughts to receive a $50 gift card! The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is working on developing a Marine and Land Use Plan for the W̱SÁNEC people that will help guide us under a unified vision for the marine/land environment and protect the W̱SÁNEĆ way of life. It will help identify appropriate strategies to assert and affirm W̱SÁNEĆ authority and presence throughout the territory. This is a multi-year (5+) initiative that will identify community goals and priorities regarding Douglas Treaty Rights, Aboriginal Rights and title, and appropriate strategies to assert and affirm W̱SÁNEĆ authority and presence throughout the territory. [...]

Share your thoughts to receive a $50 gift card!2024-04-08T20:57:21+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Women’s Conference: Register Today!

2024-04-04T00:01:44+00:00

W̱SÁNEĆ Women's Conference: Register Today! The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is hosting a Women's Conference! DATE: April 13th and 14th, 2024. TIME: 9am - 4pm (exact times are still TBD) WHERE: 7449 W Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay, BC (School Board Cultural Centre) Lunch will be provided and Childcare is available. This will be a sacred space for us to gather, share experiences, receive teachings, and celebrate W̱SÁNEĆ women. Click below to register for the event: Register Here! RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

W̱SÁNEĆ Women’s Conference: Register Today!2024-04-04T00:01:44+00:00

WLC Hosts Another Successful Open House

2024-03-29T00:36:08+00:00

On February 8th from 12 PM to 6 PM, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) opened the doors of its offices for its second annual Open House. The Open House provided community members with an opportunity to meet the WLC team in person and to learn more about how the WLC is working to advance the interests and rights of W̱SÁNEĆ with the entities that operate in W̱SÁNEĆ territory. WLC staff members provided attendees with in-depth presentations regarding their work on behalf of the W̱SÁNEĆ. Each WLC team member shared vibrant, detailed poster boards covered in photos and engaged [...]

WLC Hosts Another Successful Open House2024-03-29T00:36:08+00:00

Women’s Conference: Workshop Facilitators Expression of Interest

2024-03-22T23:29:18+00:00

Women's Conference: Workshop Facilitators Expression of Interest The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is hosting a Women's Conference on April 13th and 14th, 2024 at the W̱SÁNEĆ Cultural Building. We are seeking facilitators for the W̱SÁNEĆ Women’s Conference! If you, or someone you know, is a Coast Salish workshop facilitator, please take a moment to apply to guide a workshop on April 13th or 14th. Cedar weavers, knitters, women’s teachers, and self-care teachers are all welcome. This conference is a space for women, non-binary, trans and 2 Spirit to explore traditional healing practices in a safe space. 🙋🏽‍♀️ WHO: Coast Salish [...]

Women’s Conference: Workshop Facilitators Expression of Interest2024-03-22T23:29:18+00:00

Women’s Conference: Childminders Needed (paid)

2024-03-22T23:25:18+00:00

Women's Conference: Childminders Expression of Interest The W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council is hosting a Women's Conference on April 13th and 14th, 2024 at the W̱SÁNEĆ Cultural Building. We are seeking childminders for the W̱SÁNEĆ Women’s Conference! If you, or someone you know, is a Coast Salish childminder, please take a moment to apply to help out on April 13th or 14th. Must be 16+, preference will be given to W̱SÁNEĆ members and those with training. This is a paid position. This conference is a space for women, non-binary, trans and 2 Spirit to explore traditional healing practices in a safe [...]

Women’s Conference: Childminders Needed (paid)2024-03-22T23:25:18+00:00

This Time 15 Years Ago – March 2009

2024-03-04T21:49:06+00:00

Chief threatens suit over road Tseycum leader wants money and land for paved-over gravesites on scenic route in North Saanich. It's all about respect, he says. JUDITH LAVOIE Times Colonist The Tseycum First Nation is asking for money and land in exchange for allowing West Saanich Road traffic to continue running unimpeded through the North Saanich reserve.    West Saanich Road was built over Tseycum gravesites and the band hasn't been properly compensated, said Tseycum Chief Vern Jacks.    The band is talking about suing the provincial government, or even digging up the road to rebury ancestors, he said.    Jacks has a [...]

This Time 15 Years Ago – March 20092024-03-04T21:49:06+00:00
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