W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi

2024-02-09T22:48:58+00:00

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi, the new Program Manager for the Indigenous Management Board Read the transcript below to learn more about Robyn and the work she’ll be doing with the Indigenous Management Board. Interviewer: Can you tell us a bit about who you are and where you’re from? My name is Robyn Heaslip Kefi and I live in Cowichan Bay in Quw'utsun lands. I am of Irish, French, Scottish and English ancestry. I grew up in Cree territory in Edmonton and moved with my parents and siblings as a young adult to Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ lands in Victoria. After [...]

Meet Robyn Heaslip Kefi2024-02-09T22:48:58+00:00

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Job Opportunity

2024-02-06T07:54:22+00:00

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Job Opportunity Job Description Title: QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardian Application Due By: Friday, November 10th at 12:00pm • Interviews will begin Monday, November 20th,2023 JOB DESCRIPTION Description and Mandate As an organization focused on self-determination, the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (WLC) works to enhance recognition of, and respect for, W̱SÁNEĆ Douglas Treaty rights and W̱SÁNEĆ Aboriginal rights and title on behalf of Tsartlip First Nation, and Tseycum First Nation. The WLC has created the QENTOL, YEN/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program to protect the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) through monitoring and advocacy [...]

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Job Opportunity2024-02-06T07:54:22+00:00

QENTOL, YEN/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Publish KELŁOLEMEĆEN Storybook

2023-07-08T19:58:26+00:00

QENTOL, YEN/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Publish KELŁOLEMEĆEN Storybook The new limited-edition storybook aims to restore the connection between KELL̵OLEMEĆEN and W̱SÁNEĆ people. Open the new storybook by the QENTOL, YEN/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program (the Marine Guardians) and you’ll be delighted by the vibrant, pop-art style illustrations of each of the Marine Guardians and graphics of KELL̵OLEMEĆEN, also known as killer whales. The story draws in readers of all ages with fun facts about three types of KELL̵OLEMEĆEN presented using key terms in SENĆOŦEN. The book is called KELL̵OLEMEĆEN: The Introduction, and is intended to be the first in [...]

QENTOL, YEN/ W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Publish KELŁOLEMEĆEN Storybook2023-07-08T19:58:26+00:00

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Team Prepare for IMPAC5 conference

2023-01-27T22:23:33+00:00

The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians team is preparing to attend and present at the IMPAC5 conference. The IMPAC5 conference, which will be held from February 3rd - 9th 2023, has accepted the WLC's presentation, New Beginning: QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians. The International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is an international conference that brings together experts in ocean conservation and high-ranking government representatives to discuss, debate and take action on marine protected areas. Shown here are the Marine Guardians practicing, preparing, and setting up for the conference next week. RECENT POSTS Leave Us Your Feedback [...]

QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Team Prepare for IMPAC5 conference2023-01-27T22:23:33+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

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 KELȽOLEMEĆEN (Killer Whales) in the Salish Sea

2022-12-14T22:16:44+00:00

The past week, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians team has been monitoring the Salish Sea for the KELȽOLEMEĆEN (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 KELȽOLEMEĆEN (Killer Whales) in the Salish Sea2022-12-14T22:16:44+00:00

The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians visit Saturna Island.

2022-10-21T20:59:30+00:00

This past summer, the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians visited the whale trail site located on the East Point of Saturna Island. Whale Trail sites offer spectacular vistas and opportunities to view marine mammals. "I brought our guardians out there to see what the trail was all about and see what it looks like from the land so when we pass by during our water monitoring, they'll know the exact location." says David Dick, SRKW Monitoring Program Senior Manager. Below are a few pictures from their trip. RECENT [...]

The QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians visit Saturna Island.2022-10-21T20:59:30+00:00

Work being done at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program

2022-12-08T23:18:54+00:00

Below is a brochure of all the work that the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians are doing and will be doing. RECENT POSTS How are we doing? Leave Us Your Feedback Here

Work being done at the QENTOL, YEN / W̱SÁNEĆ Marine Guardians Program2022-12-08T23:18:54+00:00

The WLC is pleased to welcome Leona Peter to the team!

2023-01-19T21:23:02+00:00

The WLC is pleased to welcome Leona Peter to the team! Interviewer: Can you tell us who you are and where you’re from? Leona: ‘een’thu Stii ti’ye, Leona Peter tthu nu s-hwunitum’a’lh nu sne. tun’ni tsun ‘utl’ Kwamutsun. My English name is Leona Peter, my hwulmuhw sne is Stii ti’ye, I am from Quamichan, but I have resided in Tsawout for two years. Interviewer: What’s your role at WLC? I work alongside the Marine Guardians as their Marine Clerk. Interviewer: What is your background and experience/ what were you doing before? Leona: I have previous office experience working with Cowichan [...]

The WLC is pleased to welcome Leona Peter to the team!2023-01-19T21:23:02+00:00
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