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Songhees Nation serves up traditional recipes, and hits the streets of Victoria in a food truck
August 19, 2018 — A new culinary arts program offered through the Songhees Nation is bringing traditional Indigenous recipes back into the kitchen. "We just did a big event last month, where we worked with stinging nettle, and we made the dressing, and there were soups, so we're bringing back a lot of the traditional foods that the elders remember," said head baker Rachel...
Use of Lekwungen place names
March 21, 2018 — New direction signs being installed in downtown Victoria will feature both Lekwungen and English geographic names. The first of 11 large signs in Phase 1 of the plan was unveiled Wednesday next to Victoria’s Visitor Information Centre, accompanied by a blessing from Esquimalt Nation elder Mary Ann Thomas. Read more here.
Butch Dick - Bridging Worlds
April 17, 2017 — Butch Dick of Victoria, B.C. has lead an inspiring life as a First Nation’s educator, activist, and artist. STORYHIVE supports compelling, original stories told by filmmakers from BC and Alberta by providing production funding, training and exposure to new audiences.
Joan Morris - Heart Of Chatham Island
December 21, 2016 — Joan Morris is a Songhees elder who lived on Chatham Island (T’ches) until 1957 when the well went dry. She’s a Survivor of the Residential Schools and has been an advocate for Residential School Survivors and Indian Hospital Survivors. Joan shares her memories and takes us on a tour of Chatham island. This film was created as part of the...
First Nations Tax Commission
November 28, 2016 — The FNTC undertook a video project profiling First Nations to celebrate their successes in using property taxation to build their economies and generate revenues. The intent was to revisit the past 25 years of First Nation property taxation in Canada and allow First Nations themselves to share how property taxation has impacted their community and what it means to them....