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#561 amor de cosmos

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 04:34 PM

speaking of grizzlies, no prizes for guessing the city whose name is the Syilx (aka Okanagan) word for grizzly bear:

 

https://www.firstvoi...42-754cc35cde30


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#562 lanforod

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Posted 24 August 2021 - 02:23 PM

Kelowna :)


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Posted 07 September 2021 - 08:04 AM

11-year-old from Victoria publishes Kwakʼwala language book following UNESCO competition win
Finding the Language is about 2 friends searching for the Kwakʼwala language
https://www.cbc.ca/n...toria-1.6164946
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Posted 08 September 2021 - 12:42 PM

Book burning at Ontario francophone schools as 'gesture of reconciliation' denounced

 

More than 4,700 books were removed from library shelves at 30 schools, and they have since been destroyed or are in the process of being recycled

 

https://nationalpost...ation-denounced



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Posted 17 September 2021 - 09:03 AM

So the WSÁNEĆ Leadership Council is launching an online initiative, called "Resource for Settlers," to educate the public about the region's Indigenous language and culture.
 
The website includes advice on territorial acknowledgements, recommended reading and video resources.
 
But most important for Pelkey, there's a guide on how to pronounce the very land that First Nations share with settlers.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...nline-1.6178669

iirc SÁNEĆ is the SENĆOŦEN name for the saanich penninsula & the prefix "W" is a locative particle which has the role of the english words "in", "at", "on" etc. so WSÁNEĆ means "on the saanich penninsula", & i suppose in most contexts refers to the nation that lives on the saanich penninsula.

First Blackfoot candidate runs for Calgary city council
https://www.aptnnews...y-city-council/

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Posted Today, 07:44 AM

Marion Cumming is leaving her multi-million-dollar Oak Bay home and property to the Victoria Native Friendship Centre in the name of reconciliation.
 
The 85-year-old, who bought the property in 1990 with her late husband, Bruce, has decided that now is the time to show more of their commitment to Indigenous people.
 
The Indigenous connections of land across Canada have not been acknowledged in ways they should be, said Cumming, whose .82-acre parcel is adjacent to Walbran Park on Gonzales Hill. “I think some of us appreciate the opportunity to return some of the land.”
 
Once the property is bequeathed to the friendship centre, she said, the intent is that it will be maintained with a sustainability fund overseen by the Victoria Foundation.
 
“It’s the idea that there should be sufficient funding over the decades, and if there’s an additional need, one would hope that a grant would be applied for to the Victoria Foundation,” said Cumming. “If property tax is required, the sustainability [fund] would cover it.”
 
The fund would also cover insurance and basic maintenance, said Cumming, who wants to see the property protected as green space for years to come.

https://www.timescol...ntre-1.24360399



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Posted Today, 12:51 PM

^ Must be a slow news day.

 

This was announced 3 months ago.

 

https://www.saanichn...endship-centre/


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#568 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 12:52 PM

no kidding.

 



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