The Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership is running a webinar series on Carbon Sequestration

2022-01-24T17:45:11+00:00

The Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership (CDFCP) is running a webinar series through February on the topic of Carbon sequestration for Indigenous groups. Carbon offsetting is a topic the WLC is actively exploring for its innovative approach to conservation and revenue generation for Indigenous groups. Learn more below. To register, please email info@cdfcp.ca Webinar 1: Nisqually Community Forest Improved Forest Management, Watershed Protection and Carbon Offsetting Tuesday 1st February @ 10-11.30am. Kirk Hanson and Joe Kane will talk about how a diverse range of stakeholders came together to form the Nisqually Community Forest with the objective of managing the forest so [...]

The Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership is running a webinar series on Carbon Sequestration2022-01-24T17:45:11+00:00

The Salish Sea Garden Project continues to restore traditional food sources & knowledge

2022-01-21T00:06:18+00:00

The Salish Sea Garden Project continues to restore traditional food sources & knowledge Since 2015, W̱SÁNEĆ knowledge holders, in partnership with Parks Canada, have been working to restore sea gardens in the Salish Sea. Shown above: sea garden restoration in Fulford Harbour over two nights in November. This project has not only improved the ancient clam beds, but has also reclaimed traditional knowledge and restored W̱SÁNEĆ access and connection to the land.   Phase One: The Clam Garden Initiative Initially called the Clam Garden initiative, the project’s first phase was a pilot project from 2014-2019 to experimentally restore two [...]

The Salish Sea Garden Project continues to restore traditional food sources & knowledge2022-01-21T00:06:18+00:00

January’s TikTok Contest Winner Announced

2022-01-17T20:15:18+00:00

Congrats to John Etzel Jr. This month's TikTok contest winner! John's submission into the WLC TikTok Contest has won him a $100 Visa Giftcard Want to win? Submit your TikTok video by using the hashtag #wsanecproud - there's a new winner every month! RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

January’s TikTok Contest Winner Announced2022-01-17T20:15:18+00:00

Jan 18th, 6pm – Community Engagement Session

2022-01-13T22:22:04+00:00

Join us for an Online W̱SÁNEĆ Community Engagement Session on January 18th from 6pm to 8pm. The topic for this session is Community Health and Well Being and we will focus on action planning! On the 18th, join the meeting using the link below! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 825 5691 1288 Passcode: 736089 Door prizes for all who attend. This event is open to all W̱SÁNEC COMMUNITY MEMBERS RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Jan 18th, 6pm – Community Engagement Session2022-01-13T22:22:04+00:00

This January marks the 35th Anniversary of the Saanich Indian Territorial Declaration

2022-01-18T19:08:09+00:00

On January 8th 1987 the Chiefs of Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout came together to sign the Saanich Indian Territorial Declaration. January 8th 2022 marks the 35th anniversary of this historic event. Shown above: the Saanich Indian Territorial Declaration. Click to enlarge The declaration explicitly asserts W̱SÁNEĆ people’s absolute rights and title to the W̱SÁNEĆ Territorial Homeland. Despite the attempts of the Provincial and Federal governments to impose dominion over these lands for the past 170 years, our Chiefs declared that these rights are irrevocable. The declaration also makes clear the expectations for all levels of government and establishes [...]

This January marks the 35th Anniversary of the Saanich Indian Territorial Declaration2022-01-18T19:08:09+00:00

WLC Elders and Staff begin to reinstate W̱SÁNEĆ culture on W̱SÁ,SENEĆ

2021-12-17T20:11:24+00:00

The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, located within W̱SÁNEĆ territory and currently managed by the Federal Government, offers stunning views of both the stars and the surrounding mountains and valleys. As of now, all information at the observatory regarding the night sky and the surrounding land comes from a Western perspective. Shown above from left to right are: J,SIṈTEN (John Elliott), nLauri Roche, Friends of the DAO staff, Tye Swallow, Joni Olsen, Justin Fritz, PENÁĆ (Dave Underwood), SX̱EDŦELISIYE (Renee Sampson), and SELILIYE (Belinda Claxton) during a recent trip to the Observatory.  The WLC has partnered with the observatory to rectify this [...]

WLC Elders and Staff begin to reinstate W̱SÁNEĆ culture on W̱SÁ,SENEĆ2021-12-17T20:11:24+00:00

Meet Marla Sampson, the Office Manager for the WLC

2021-12-10T22:10:52+00:00

The WLC is pleased to welcome Marla Sampson to the team! Learn more about Marla Sampson and how she 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=RtyU5DYfILU Marla: I come with 30 plus years of administrative experience in various roles. In accounting to office administration, to office management. I've done a number of college and university courses where I completed a number of certificates needing to and wanting to complete my business administration at Camosun. Let's see. Yeah, like I said, at least 30 plus [...]

Meet Marla Sampson, the Office Manager for the WLC2021-12-10T22:10:52+00:00

Meet Laurie Whitehead, the Referrals Manager for the WLC

2021-12-21T23:21:38+00:00

The WLC is pleased to welcome Laurie Whitehead to the team! Learn more about Laurie Whitehead and how she 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=Z3LnZXf7DmA Laurie: My name is Laurie Whitehead, and my education, my background is, oh quite a long time ago, about 20 years I completed a master resource and environmental management program at SFU Simon Fraser University. I also did my undergrad there in political science and Latin American studies. And through that, got to spend semesters in Mexico and [...]

Meet Laurie Whitehead, the Referrals Manager for the WLC2021-12-21T23:21:38+00:00
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