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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.


Sept 27, 2018
7 PM – 8:30 PM
400 Herald St, Victoria
Sunset Labs

Courageous Conversations with RAVEN, John Borrows & Adam Olsen

Hosted by RAVEN Trust

We’re kicking off this new RAVEN program with an evening of stories, poetry and dialogue with some of the country’s leading Indigenous scholars, poets and visionaries!



Watch at home via computer, phone or tablet! By donation: sliding scale from $0 to $20. Tickets & details are here:

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Sept 28, 2018

Orange Shirt Day

On September 28 all are encouraged to wear orange shirts to show respect for residential school survivors and their families.

Be a partner in the work of reconciliation by attending events, listening, learning and taking part in discussions that promote mutual understanding and respect.


Online book raffle in support
of Matriarch Camp!

Proceeds to Matriarch Camp Food and Supplies and the ongoing grassroots resistance to toxic fish farm invasions of traditional Indigenous waters.

$5 per chance to win (enter as many times as you like!)
Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner next month!

E-transfer to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please send a follow-up email with the password, your name and the amount you donated.

Please share this post far and wide to
help support this incredible and inspiring cause.


Gratitude to Martin Lee Mueller, Sarah Boivin, and Bruce McIvor for donating copies of these books!


These are the Books

Being Salmon, Being Human | Chelsea Green Publishing
"Pacific salmon have become a signature species for many environmental titles in recent years, and Mueller could be excused for echoing some of those sentiments. Although he does focus partly on the familiar surroundings of the Pacific Northwest, and specifically the positive impact of the removal ...
Unsettling Canada
A National Wake-Up Call. The history and hopes of Indigenous struggles
First Peoples Law Publications
Our writing seeks to explain the legal and historical basis for Indigenous rights in Canada and is intended for Indigenous, non-Indigenous and academic audiences.



Sept 28, 2018
10am - 1pm
234 Menzies Street, Victoria
James Bay New Horizons Society

Helps vs. Hammond mayor debate - James Bay (daytime)

Free event - everyone invited - refreshments offered


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October 2, 2018
7-9 PM
Uvic, Hickman
Room 105, Hickman Building

Tailings dam spills at Mount Polley and Mariana: Chronicles of disasters foretold

Hosted by Corporate Mapping Project, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC, University of Victoria, and Wilderness Committee

A public talk with Judith Marshall and Bruno Milanez

Registration - This is a free event, but please register at:


The 2014 tailings pond spill at the Mount Polley mine in central BC marked the single worst mining disaster in Canadian history. A year later, an even more horrendous spill occurred at the Mariana mine in Brazil, killing 19 people and leaving hundreds homeless, and contaminating a nearby river system. A recent Corporate Mapping Project report takes a close look at the mining disasters at Mount Polley and Mariana and reveals remarkable similarities in these disasters but also in the corporate, governmental and civil society responses afterwards.


Join us on Tuesday, October 2 to hear from the report’s author, Judith Marshall, and Bruno Milanez (PoEMAS, Brazil) about what we can learn from these disasters about corporate power and influence.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:30 – 6:00 pm
3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, BC
Camosun College Lansdowne Campus

Camosun Farmers' Market

Building relationships, connecting with local, sustainable food and supporting our community.

Hosted on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ people, the Camosun Farmers' Market will inspire and engage people by increasing access to local food, enhancing the student experience, and inviting the community to take part in a fun and engaging event. Local farmers and producers will have the opportunity to sell their goods as well as showcase how they are contributing to a more sustainable future.

Who's going to be there?


Community Organizations

How can you get involved?

  • Are you involved in sustainable food systems?
  • Do you want to help promote this great event?
  • Do you or someone you know sell produce or goods and want to become a vendor?

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more!

For more details visit:

Thursday October 4, 2018
UVIC, David Turpin Building
Room DTB A104 (David Turpin Building)

The future of Jerusalem in the time of Trump

Hosted by Social Justice Studies, UVic, Just Peace Advocates and Al Haq

The Trump administration’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem is part of a dramatic shift in the status of Jerusalem. The government of Israel is acting on a plan to remove the city from its Palestinian base, further imperiling the status of the Palestinians in their homeland.


Hear the perspective of a Palestinian-American lawyer who practices law in East Jerusalem.


Jonathan Kuttab is a Palestinian-American lawyer and human rights advocate and a founder of Al Haq, an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, West Bank. Kuttab was born in West Jerusalem, but after the Six Day War in 1967 his family moved to the United States, where he practiced law before returning to East Jerusalem, where he has a legal firm. In 2018, he co-founded Just Peace Advocates, a Canadian organization whose focus is the defence of the human rights of people who support Palestine.


Oct 4th, 2018
1415 Broad St, Victoria
Victoria Event Centre

Fish First:
Film, Speakers & Music

Hosted by Luke Wallace and Victoria Event Centre

A night of film, music and speakers focused on regenerating wild salmon along the west coast. The night will feature folk musician and activist Luke Wallace along with film maker Alex Harris and a number of inspiring speakers. MLA Adam Olsen will also share his perspective the future of wild salmon

Victoria Event Centre
7pm - 9pm
$5 admission (no one turned away)

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Friday, October 5, 2018
11am - 1:30pm
932 Balmoral Road, Victoria
Room 119, First Metropolitan United Church

Palestine at the Crossroads:
A Human Rights Perspective

Hosted by Development and Peace, Caritas Canada, First Metropolitan United Church, Independent Jewish Voices Victoria, KAIROS Victoria, Just Peace Advocates and Al Haq

The Trump administration’s shift towards partisan backing of Israel imposes new difficulties on Palestinians, including the Christian Palestinian minority. Hear what is happening currently on the ground in Palestine from respected international human rights lawyer Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian-American lawyer with a practice in East Jerusalem.


A light vegetarian lunch from Fig restaurant will be available by donation.

Monday, Oct 8th, 2018
UVic, SUB, Victoria
Student Union Building, UVic Campus

Retail Action Network Volunteer Orientation

Hosted by Retail Action Network

Are you interested in learning more about the Retail Action Network?


If you want to understand what the Retail Action Network is all about or are interested in getting involved, this is the opportunity to get oriented with RAN: who we are, what we do, how we operate, services we offer, and how you can support us!


Event Details:
- This is a free event; all are welcome to attend.
- Bus tickets available at the door.
- This event is taking place within Lkwungen Territory.


If you are interested in attending this orientation, or if you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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October 14th, 2018
10am - 2pm
Clover Pt, Victoria
Clover Point

2nd Annual City-Wide Beach Cleanup

Hosted by Surfrider Vancouver Island

Surfrider is at it again! We are partnering with the City of Victoria - Local Government for another city-wide cleanup -Join us!

The format for the event will be similar to last year. Meet our team captains at one of the following beaches for a 1.5 hour power cleanup and then head back to Clover Point for sorting the debris (plastic pollution), a group photo and snacks!

10:00 am - Meet at one of the listed beaches
10:00-11:30 am - Help cleanup your selected beach
11:30 am - Meet at Clover Point
12:00-1:30- Help sort debris, join the group photo and socialize (snacks and meetup)!


This year, the focus is on cigarette butts! Gloves and buckets are provided, but if you have your own, please bring them!

Thank you so much to our amazing sponsors: Whole Foods Market, The Zone at 91-3, and Atlas Junk Removal Victoria. Not only for supporting Surfrider, but for caring for the health of our beaches, waterways and the ocean!

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Oct 16, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
Uvic First People's House, Victoria

Dr. David Milward:
Indigenous Speaker Series

Hosted by Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE)

About the speaker: David Milward is an Associate Professor of Law with the University of Victoria, and a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. He assisted the TRC with the authoring of its final report on Indigenous justice issues, and is the author of the award-winning book, "Aboriginal Justice and the Charter." The title of his talk will be, "Teaching and Researching Indigenous Law as a Criminal Law Professor."

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October 20th and 21st, 2018
Sat: 10am - 8pm & Sun: 8:30am - 1pm
901 Kings Road, Victoria
Quadra Village Community Centre


Hosted by The Youth Food Network

We're so excited to announce that the second annual Youth Food Gathering will take place on October 20th and 21st at the Quadra Village Community Centre.

The Gathering is a fun and educational weekend event for youth ages 14-24, on unceded Coast Salish Territory.


We'll be hosting workshops on fair trade chocolate, how to start a school garden, farming, cooking 101, culturally diverse and indigenous food systems and more!

The weekend kicks off on Saturday morning with workshops, art and live music. Lunch and dinner will be provided. On Sunday, we'll provide breakfast and lunch and host the final workshops and activities.


Oct. 20: 10 am-8 pm Oct. 21: 8:30 am-1 pm

Tickets are sliding scale - starting from $10 and going up to $30. Whichever you feel works best for your budget. If the price of tickets isn't in your budget, feel free to shoot us a message and we'll be more than happy to get you a code for a free ticket. Our goal is to include everyone regardless of funds. You may also message us to reserve your spot and pay at the door. If you have any other concerns or questions around accessibility, we'd love to hear from you!

Come learn, share, eat and grow with us!


Love, The Youth Food Network

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NOV 22-23

The Good Food Summit 2018:
Sharing Good Food Stories

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable

NOV 22

Savoury Stories

Hosted by Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable