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Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program

November 12, 2019 — The Songhees Innovation Centre is hosting an 8-week starting October 23rd! All 10 seats have been filled, but we are now taking a waitlist for running a second offering of the program. If you are interested in attending this program in the future please send your name, phone number and email address to info@songheesinnovationcentre.com

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October 1, 2019 — REGISTRATION OPEN TO SONGHEES NATION MEMBERS!! (Form can be filled out upon arrival) START DATE: TUESDAY SEPT. 24/19 Would you like your child to… Gain extra reading practice? Strengthen their math skills? Play learning games that teach important social skills and academic skills? Promote learning as “FUN” and have your child supported by adult tutors? Have the opportunity to learn...

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Camosun to honour Songhees with prestigious Board of Governors Award for Innovation and Community Partnership

April 4, 2019 — The Board of Governors of Camosun College is pleased to announce that the Songhees Nation is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Innovation and Community Partnership. “The partnership between Camosun College and Songhees is long-term, special and multi-faceted,” says Camosun Board Chair Ron Rice. “On behalf of the Board of Governors, I am very pleased that Songhees Nation will...

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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...

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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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