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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.  

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Songhees Benefit from Aboriginal Tourism Initiatives

March 5, 2018 — The Songhees Nation now has a gift shop in the Steamship Building and are offering canoe, boat & walking tours that explain the history of the area. The Songhees Wellness Centre also employs First Nations people and offers food services for events & convention. The centre is open to the public.

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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.

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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...

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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....

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