"Densely Populated" will always be relative. I live around some "rural areas," though technically, right now, I'm in a more "urban" area in the rural area. I'm in the Town of Sidney. I have lived in Brentwood, and my kid(s') schools have been/still is in Brentwood, so I saw a discussion about feeding squirrels. So… Continue reading Discernment in our relationship to wildlife in densely populated areas
I usually post in facebook, but i know residential school survivors are going through it with the Pope’s tour of Canadian Indian reserves. Colonizers and the Catholic Church have never made peace with someone they’re actively oppressing. Because they haven’t stopped oppressing. Here on the coast we had “northern raiders” who were invading our territory.… Continue reading Some thoughts on Residential Schools, government and Catholic churches
By ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph The best thing to do when your work is meant to centre Indigenous peoples, don't call Statutory holidays a "holiday." Holiday is rooted in the concept of "holy day." "Holy day refers to a religious commemorative day or festival, a type of sacred time, see: Liturgical year, determines when feast days,… Continue reading Decolonizing Work Practices: “Holiday”
By ŚW̱,XELOSELWET Tiffany Joseph I'm writing this blog as a way to give some harm-reduction approaches to working with me, and this may apply to other W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. There are many ways people strive to decolonize their interactions by acknowledging "W̱SÁNEĆ" or "SENĆOŦEN language", but slip-ups like typos, or mispronunciations create labour in our meetings… Continue reading Decolonizing Work Practices: Referring to W̱SÁNEĆ people, territory, etc.
During the early stages of the BLM uprisings after the tragic murder of George Floyd, I thought I'd try and find some BIPOC counsellors, or counselling groups that were lead by a BIPOC counsellor and make a list for friends and commmunity members. I used apps and sites that helped identify BIPOC counsellors, but there… Continue reading Resources for BIPOC in Lekwungen/METULIE area