Vintage Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory our business resides. The W̱SÁNEĆ people lived on the San Juan Islands and the Saanich Peninsula from Goldstream and PKOLS (Mount Doug) to the north most point of the peninsula. This land is their home. Surrounded by ocean and the bounty it provided the sea was important to their way of life. Their stories and culture are spoken in SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.

We must not forget the dark history Canada was built on. As we work on reconciliation, we must all do our part by continuing to educate ourselves, speaking out against racism and remembering who’s land we have settled on.

Available resources:

NCTR – National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future

Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf (

Settlers – W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (

Begin your learning journey (

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