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This Time 38 Years Ago – November 1984

2022-11-23T22:51:51+00:00

Council reneges on deal, charges Tsawout leader By Grania Litwin    The Tsawout Indian band wants Central Saanich Council to follow through on a deal made in 1968.    “The Indian people should be able to make a living off our land just like our non-Indian neighbors do,” said band councilor Gus Underwood Jr.    “Or is it the municipality’s intention to force the Indians to a lifestyle of welfare and unemployment?”    He was referring to a decision to stall a 92-unit trailer park development proposed by his father, Gus Underwood.    Council’s Committee-of-the-whole voted to ask for a comprehensive development plan for the [...]

This Time 38 Years Ago – November 19842022-11-23T22:51:51+00:00

This Time 57 Years Ago – November 1965

2022-11-23T22:38:47+00:00

Supreme Court Rules Douglas Treaty Valid Rights of Indians Upheld Game Laws Do Not Apply By PATRICK O’NEILL Island Editor B.C. game laws do not apply to Indians on Vancouver Island, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Wednesday.    This is a complete victory for Island Indians, in a case that has travelled the long road on the highest court in Canada from a Nanaimo magistrate’s court trial of two Indians.    And the men who started the whole process, Indian hunters Clifford White and David Bob, were among the last to learn the supreme court’s decision.    Mr. Bob at Nanoose, and [...]

This Time 57 Years Ago – November 19652022-11-23T22:38:47+00:00

Meet Shelly Selivanov

2022-11-24T20:54:45+00:00

Meet Shelly Selivanov, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians' new SRKW Marine Biologist Learn more about Shelly and the work she'll be doing with the Marine Guardians to help save the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN. Click play to view the short video, or read the transcript below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swiYpGeR1NA Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name is Shelly Selivanov and I was born in Israel, but at a young age my family moved to Ontario where I lived in Anishinaabe territory till I was about 18 years old. And since I was little, [...]

Meet Shelly Selivanov2022-11-24T20:54:45+00:00

This Time 52 Years Ago – November 1970

2022-11-23T22:32:06+00:00

A WHITE PLOY SAYS CHIEF Integration Plans Hit    Federal government plans to integrate Indians within the white school system is really an attempt at assimilation, Tsartlip Chief Philip Paul said here Saturday.    Speaking to a South Vancouver Island Tribal Federation conference, Paul said the reason federal Indian schools had failed was that they had white curriculums.    What is needed is programs to make Indian people feel they are worthwhile, to enable them to make their own contributions to society, and to let them determine how much they wish to remain Indian.    Paul predicted Indians would get control of their education, [...]

This Time 52 Years Ago – November 19702022-11-23T22:32:06+00:00

SJELCASEN – The Moon of putting your paddle away in the bush (Nov.-Dec.)

2022-11-28T19:21:03+00:00

This time of year, around what is now called November and December , is traditionally known as SJELCASEN- The Moon of putting your paddle away in the bush. This moon is the season of strong winds. The weather is unpredictable, making it unsafe to travel. It is time to put the big sea canoes and paddles away. It is time to honour the paddle for carrying one safely all season long. Snow is possible at this time of year. The long house activities start. WEATHER Strong and sudden winds are now common on the open sea and it [...]

SJELCASEN – The Moon of putting your paddle away in the bush (Nov.-Dec.)2022-11-28T19:21:03+00:00

The W̱LC invites you to attend an upcoming Urban Forests and Biodiversity workshop

2022-11-22T22:19:17+00:00

The W̱LC invites you to attend an upcoming Urban Forests and Biodiversity workshop. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Tsawout First Nation Auditorium. Those interested in attending are asked to please register by filling out the form below: Click here to register! RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

The W̱LC invites you to attend an upcoming Urban Forests and Biodiversity workshop2022-11-22T22:19:17+00:00

The W̱LC invites you to attend the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation Hunters Meeting

2022-11-17T19:37:20+00:00

The W̱LC invites you to attend the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation Hunters Meeting on Tuesday, November 29th. The meeting is being held at the Saanich Fairgrounds Poplar room (upper level) and will run from 5 pm - 8 pm. Dinner will be served. RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback Here

The W̱LC invites you to attend the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation Hunters Meeting2022-11-17T19:37:20+00:00

Remembering W̱SÁNEĆ War Vets

2022-11-08T17:36:35+00:00

A few of the community members that served in World War Two are remembered by their families. Mary Bartleman: Mary Bartleman was a private who served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corp from 1939-1945. Stationed in Victoria, BC, Mary did not have to kill anyone. She received the Canadian Volunteer Service Meda for her 5 years of service. Her niece Pat, holds her Canadian Army Discharge Certificate which shows her war service badge number #293612 and her discharge date in August 1945. Mary Bartleman had enrolled at 18 years old. “She was a beautiful young lady who lived [...]

Remembering W̱SÁNEĆ War Vets2022-11-08T17:36:35+00:00

Meet Dan Baker

2022-11-04T23:34:54+00:00

Meet Dan Baker, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians' new SRKW data analyst Learn more about Dan and the work he'll be doing with the Marine Guardians to help save the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN. Click play to view the short video, or read the transcript below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2aA8UuvwFM Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name's Dan Baker. I'm working as the SRKW data analyst, and I just started looking at the killer whale interactions with vessel traffic in the Salish sea. I was born in Comox, British Columbia, and I've been living [...]

Meet Dan Baker2022-11-04T23:34:54+00:00

Photos taken of KELLOLEMECEN (Killer Whales) in the Gulf Islands Ocean

2022-10-27T20:22:42+00:00

The past week, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians team has been monitoring the gulf islands ocean for the KELLOLEMECEN (Killer Whales). They spotted a pod of Transient/Bigg’s Killer Whales, possibly teaching their young to hunt. Other sightings included pods of Dall’s Porpoises, seals, sea lions, and an abundance of Salmon. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Photos taken of KELLOLEMECEN (Killer Whales) in the Gulf Islands Ocean2022-10-27T20:22:42+00:00
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