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Lkwungen Territories :: Victoria

We acknowledge these events will be taking place on stolen land, on the traditional territory of the L'kwungen peoples, the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

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SEA February Members Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
5:30 PM
#5 - 560 Johnson St, Victoria
Green Cuisine Vegetarian Restaurant

Hosted by Social Environmental Alliance - SEA

All welcome to attend and participate

Agenda To follow

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/558396681309290/

International Day Of Prayer & Ceremony With Wet'suwet'en

Sunday, February 3, 2019
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
645 Fisgard St, Victoria
Centennial Square

Hosted by James-Dakota Smith & Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas & Serena Baker

https://www.facebook.com/events/979215265604888/?ti=cl

We will be gathering in centennial square in response to the Wet'suwet'en call out for a day of prayer. This is not a protest, or action, this is ceremony. Bring your drums, bring your singing voices, and bring your medicine.

Please be respectful that this is an Indigenous lead event. We encourage that any and all Indigenous drummers and singers come and partake in this ceremony for our northern brothers, sisters, and folk.

Coastal Gaslink and the RCMP have unlawfully trespassed and disregarded the sovereignty of the Wet'suwet'en impeding on their hunting rights, land rights, and basic human rights.

We acknowledge that we are guests on the Lkwungen speaking peoples territories. We will respect and observe their laws while we gather in ceremony.

From the wet'suwet'en event page for prayer & ceremony...

"The Wet’suwet’en peoples: our culture, and our territories, have been under unwarranted & lawless attack from corporations, government, and the rcmp. We still face daily harassment, and unlawful occupation by the rcmp, destruction of our territories by Coastal Gaslink, and the forced imposition of colonial law. This colonial system is the reason for the military style attack on Gidimt’en territory, resulting in arrests of 14 people. Those 14 people, unconstitutionally arrested, appear in court on the 4th of February - and we hope for support & healing for the trauma they endured. This trauma reminds us, that the violent process of colonization is ongoing.

In the unceded, traditional territories of the Wet’suwet’en (and according to the Supreme Court of Canada via Delgamuukw), the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en still hold jurisdiction of the territories. The hereditary chiefs have NOT given consent for CGL to enter their territories, let alone destroy their lands - and certainly not personal property.

We call on all people to offer prayer (and those who hold rights to Ceremony, to do so), for an International Day of Prayer and Ceremony. As Wet’suwet’en peoples, we are strongly connected to our spirituality, and therefor the land, air, waters - and everything they sustain. We ask that you peacefully engage in activities, to encourage healing from the harm & destruction that has incurred throughout these violations. These are violations of Indigenous rights, human rights, and the rights of our Yintah.

Please join us, by offering prayer & cultural ceremonies - in whichever manner you practice. We believe that we all benefit from the earth, and peaceful interactions upon it."

**** This event is Indigenous led but this event is NOT Indigenous only. We invite ALL of our brothers and sisters of ALL nations to come together to unite with us in prayer. We ask that all respect that Indigenous peoples are taking the lead and the event will consist of indigenous ceremony, songs, dance, and prayers. Also just a friendly reminder that this day is NOT a protest, march or rally, this event is about unifying our prayers with those of Wet'suwet'en, Unist'ot'en and Gitdumt’en. We are calling for ALL OUR RELATIONS who can, to come together this day. If not as previously mentioned you can add prayers from wherever you are.✊✊

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