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Camosun College partnership

March 29, 2018 — Culinary arts dream comes true with Songhees Sam Charlie is eager to bring his passion for cooking to culinary arts training at the Songhees Wellness Centre. The 33-year-old is one of 24 Indigenous students who will be involved in a new project bringing together the Songhees Nation and Camosun College. Funding of $655,000 over two years for the project was announced...

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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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