On May 22, members of the Tsawout (SȾÁUTW) nation, with support from the Songhees and the other local WSÁNEĆ nations, including Tsartlip (WJOȽEȽP), Pauquachin (BOḰEĆEN), Tseycum (WSIKEM), Malahat (MÁLEXEȽ) and allied supporters from the Greater Victoria community, will lead an action to reclaim the original name of PKOLS, now known as Mount Douglas, in what is now known as Victoria, in what is now known as British Columbia.
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On May 22, 2013, SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) hereditary chief WEC'KINEM (Eric Pelkey), with support from Songhees and the WSÁNEĆ nations, will lead an action to reclaim the traditional name of PKOLS (formerly known as Mount Douglas).
This action will include:
- a march up PKOLS from the base;
- a re-enactment of the signing of the Douglas Treaty;
- the telling of oral histories and traditional significance of the mountain;
- and the installation of a sign declaring this name reclamation.
ALL NATIONS AND PEOPLE ARE WELCOME! This is a family-friendly, open and inclusive celebration. We invite you to join in supporting local nations to Reclaim, Rename and Reoccupy their traditional Indigenous territories.
On Wednesday, an important event will take place in Victoria in support of the Indigenous Nationhood Movement, "which aims to begin the process of decolonization through reoccupying, renaming and reclaiming traditional indigenous territories." The following statement was issued by organizers of Wednesday's event to reclaim the original name of Mount Douglas.
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Last week, Tania Ehret outlined some alternatives to Christmas as consumerism, providing some holiday solidarity gift ideas. This week, she shares some ideas of collective, creative spaces where you can gather to share the holiday cheer.
The holidays are upon us and many of us are increasingly thrilled about the idea of seeing family and friends and (if possible) relaxing for once. It's that time of the year.
Support the people on the speakers' list and give the National Energy Board panel the welcome it deserves. The hearings are on from January 4-11 in Victoria. More events and details to be announced.
The panel will hear "oral presentations" from our friends and neighbours. Send them a message they won't forget!
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By-elections can be meaningful events or routine affairs, foreshadow major change, or be of little consequence. In 2007, Thomas Mulcair won a seat that had been Liberal for decades, Outremont, in a by-election. It was a first sign of what became the orange wave in 2011, carrying 59 NDP members to victory. More often, by-election fights are quickly forgotten, except by the combatants.
Spreading the Maple Spring: Lessons from Quebec's Student Strike
Thursday, October 4
University of Victoria
Room 120, Social Sciences and Math Building
Part of a Cross-Canada Speaking Tour
The October 4 UVIC event will feature:
-Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, former spokesperson for CLASSE
-Cloé Zawadzki-Turcotte, a former member of CLASSE's executive and a key organizer behind the strike
-Ethan Cox, rabble.ca's Quebec correspondent and a former student organizer
Admission by donation.
Local sponsors: UVIC Social Justice Studies, Victoria Voice, University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS).