2021 One Wave Gathering

Pacific People’s Partnership (PPP) is excited and proud to announce our 14th annual One Wave Gathering! One Wave is a vibrant, community celebration of South Pacific and Indigenous cultures, art, and knowledge hosted on the traditional territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. This year, a variety of events will be taking place throughout the month of September.

Guided by the themes of healing and resurgence, artists, knowledge keepers, speakers, and Elders will share their stories through song, dance, film, traditional food, and art. Our themes emerged from the many challenges of life during the pandemic, which we recognize as particularly pronounced in Indigenous and racialized communities. We desire One Wave Gathering to be a time to reflect, heal, and begin to build a more equitable future for us all.

This year, events... include the dedication of the Pacific Peace Post, an installation of short films created by Indigenous and South Pacific youth (OUR STORIES, OUR LAND), a day of cultural presentations and interactive activities (Sept 18), a dialogue and expression of peace presented in partnership with CIRCLE at UVic, and more!

All events are free. In-person events will be regulated as per BC Health Guidelines.

One Wave Gathering is organized by Pacific Peoples’ Partnership, a local NGO and registered charity that advocates for sovereignty and climate resilience in Indigenous and South Pacific communities. Visit www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on what we do and ways that you can help. Follow us on Instagram (@pacificpeoplespartnership), Facebook (Pacific Peoples’ Partnership), and Twitter (@PacificPeoples) to stay connected!

About Us

Pacific People’s Partnership has supporters in more than 20 countries and is the only Canadian NGO and registered charity committed to advocating for Indigenous sovereignty and climate resilience across the islands in the South Pacific. PPP has been working with Indigenous communities for 45 years to create self-determined, sustainable development initiatives that enable these communities to harness their own creativity and knowledge to address poverty, environmental degradation, and loss of culture through revitalization.

Our amazing partners for this year’s One Wave include the Songhees & Esquimalt Nations, FLUX Gallery, Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, City of Victoria, CRD, Government of Canada, Metropol, Heywood Beaudry Design, University of Victoria CIRCLE (Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement).

If you would like to connect with us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and donate to support the work of South Pacific and Indigenous peoples toward healthy communities, lands, and waters. Visit www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org to learn more!

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