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.
Last year, most of us were shocked to hear of the discovery of the burial sites at residential schools throughout Canada. However, for Indigenous peoples there was no surprise, most knew children did not return. 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.
NCTR – National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
Settlers – W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council (wsanec.com)
Begin your learning journey (rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca)
First Peoples Gallery | Royal BC Museum and Archives | Victoria, BC, Canada