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Dear Friends of SJS,

Ma'amtagila Rematriation Project (Update and Request for Funds)

From: Seb Bonet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Hi everyone,

The rematriation of Ma'amtagila continues! A lot has happened since I wrote last April to request funds. After many epic work parties making an old road passable, the Little Big House (which was built at Uvic in 2019) made its way to the ancestral village of Hiladi.

Tsas spent the Winter on the land in her house, and, along with her son Makwala, is hoping to embark on the next phase of their project, which is to build a bunkhouse to make it easier for supporters and other Ma'amtagila to come and spend time there.

Donate here: https://chuffed.org/project/bunkhouse-for-hiladi

If it's easier you can e-transfer to me to pass onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I want, as usual, to emphasize how much this project depends on grassroots support. While we also seek out grants to keep things going, individual donations and the many community fundraisers that have been organized in support of Ma'amtagila have been crucial to materially deepening Tsas'... efforts.

If you're short on cash but have heart and hands at the ready, do let me know if you want to go canvassing with me, or help with the clothing sale or organize your own fundraiser :)

If you want to help with work parties, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Very best, Seb

UNDRAISER: Support for local small scale farmers fighting for food insecurity.

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Good day, FAM,

The Plot Market Garden and Iyé are jointly raising funds to support small-scale farmers located in W̱SÁNEĆ territory, combat food insecurity, climate change, and improve the right to food within equity-deserving and vulnerable groups.

Our vision

By strengthening our ties to small-scale farms and taking the initiative to organize local community food chains, we can increase the resilience of our communities and our collective abundance.

Our vision is to create and sustain reciprocal experiences founded on mutual aid systems.

Who are the funds going to?

All donations will go towards ensuring farm-fresh, ecologically grown vegetables are delivered on a weekly basis to community members, living in Victoria - the unceded territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ, Lək̓ʷəŋən and Xwsepsum families (Esquimalt, and Songhees Nations), who self-identify as food insecure.

If we reach the donation goal of $4,000, 15 individuals or families will receive 11 weekly produce boxes (each box has fresh and nutritious produce worth $30). This initiative will run from June to August, totaling 166 deliveries of farm-fresh produce! If we exceed this goal, even more, community members will be able to receive farm-fresh vegetables delivered to their doors!


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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – MLK

Link to Campaign

Employment Opportunities with the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) Department of Health is seeking qualified Community-Based Researchers to conduct research in various NTC communities but based out of the central office in Tofino. This is part of a COVID-19 Vaccine Study that will run to March 31, 2023. The Community-Based Researcher will be responsible for setting up community-based activities, meetings, and assisting in the recruitment of community support workers to support the collection of a range of data and/or specimens to support a vaccine study into Immune Response, Effectiveness and Safety. Salary range is $55,000-$67,00 and position details and preferred qualifications are outlined online at: https://nuuchahnulth.org/job-postings

April 20, 2022

Social Foundations & Environmental Ceilings: Doughnut Economics for Greater Victoria

Join us for a presentation about how Victoria is faring within Kate Raworth's doughnut economics model, which planetary boundaries we're currently exceeding, and what pathways for positive, sustainable change are possible.

The idea of doughnut economics is simple: the economy has to be large enough to provide a decent standard of living for everyone (food, shelter, sanitation, education etc.), but small enough to stay within our ’ecological ceiling.'

Amsterdam has pioneered it, other European and North American cities are following their lead, and here in Canada, the City of Nanaimo recently agreed to adopt it.

The Community Council is excited to convene another open (and no-fee) community dialogue for residents of Greater Victoria to come together and talk about what doughnut economics could mean for our shared futures.

This event will be hosted virtually from our work spaces on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Songhees) peoples, who have a historical and ongoing relationship to this land.

Register Now

April 23, 2022:

Indigenous Feminisms Symposium: Yellowhead Institute Roundtable Registration (Sat. April 23)

Yellowhead Institute welcomes you to the Indigenous Feminisms Symposium! We are excited to be hosting and sponsoring a day of roundtables on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in partnership with the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement at the University of Victoria.

For Roundtables 1 and 2, there are two levels of participation. Please read through the following registration details and select the option that best reflects your interest and the descriptions below. We will confirm your registration by April 15, 2022.

Option 1. There will limited space for active participants who have lived experience with topic at hand and would like to contribute to the discussion

Option 2: For participants who would like to be present and listen to the discussion.

Roundtable 1 // Queer,Trans, 2S Perspectives on the Indian Act

featuring Jas Morgan, Emily Riddle, Adrienne Huard, Dan McCartney and Darcie Bernhardt

10am - 12pm; Organized by Yellowhead Institute

Roundtable 2 // Feminist and Queer Approaches to Community-based Research

featuring Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, Hokulani Aikau, Ryan Crosschild

12pm - 2pm; Organized by CIRCLE

Open participation

Roundtable 3 // Relational Desires: Black, Indigenous, and Black-Indigenous Co-Conspiring

featuring Rai Reece, Megan Scribe and Joy Henderson

2pm - 4pm; Organized by Yellowhead Institute

For more information on 2022 Indigenous Feminisms Symposium: https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/circle/events/ifs/index.php

For questions on the Yellowhead Institute hosted roundtables, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions about the symposium generally, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This day will not be recorded and is in-person only. Full vaccinations are required for in-person attendance, and proof of vaccination will be requested at the door.

April 27:

Invitation to an On-line Event " Celebrating Diversity : Social Equity and Representation" April 27th @ 2:00

Please join SJS Instructor Dr. Carmen Rodrigues de France on this event organized in partnership with the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver.

The Consul General of México, Berenice Díaz Ceballos will be in conversation with Fabiola Sánchez (anthropologist) and Dr. Carmen Rodrigues de France.

We will be sharing our experiences working in Indigenous contexts, and we will discuss the challenges for equity and representation in various places across North America.

Please see the poster attached for further details, and below the registration link for the event:

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Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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