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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.✊✊🙏🙏❤❤ ****

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/379183402629335/

 

Location Changed - Join Resistance Rising

Monday, February 4, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
765 Rogers Ave.
Christmas Hill at the Rogers School

Hosted by Resistance Rising Choir
 

***Changing location!*** We had such an awesome turnout last week that I've had to find us a larger location. The new location is near Christmas Hill at the Rogers School located at 765 Rogers Ave. The room we are rehearsing in is just to the right, down the side walk from the schools main entrance. If you can, please come 15 min early to help set up chairs. We will be at this location for the next 3 weeks as I continue to search for a venue closer to downtown so we don't loose members who can't make it to Rogers. Thank you! P.S. I can't edit the location on this event page. err...)

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✧༺♥༻☆♬♩♪✧♩ JOIN THE CHOIR ♩✧♪♩♬☆༺♥༻✧

 

Give our page a like facebook.com/resistancerisingchoir/

If you have any questions comment or concerns, feel free to email the choirs director, Rama DelaRosa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/473010999900030/

Pablo Cardenas and Adelene da Soul Poet

Monday, February 4, 2019
7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
1291 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria
Belfry Theatre

Hosted by BC Black History Awareness Society & Belfry Theatre

Spoken Word - Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz, Traditional and Contemporary Cuban Piano direct descendant of BC Black pioneers, Bertha Clark, whose writing style was influenced by Motown. Pablo Cardenas has performed jazz, fusion, Latin jazz, traditional and contemporary Cuban styles on the piano at the most famous events and venues in Cuba and now Canada since 2010. He has a charisma and charm that both intrigues and entertains his audience. By minimum donation of $10

 

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2155027498092261/

Banner Making Night: Stop Old-Growth Logging!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
2994 Douglas St # 301, Victoria
Sierra Club BC

Hosted by Galen Armstrong

Come and help us make a banner!

 

Do you have a sheet or some other material that would be perfect for a banner? Bring it! (And let us know)

 

Want pizza? Let us know what kind!

 

And join us on Feb. 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/583999208736861/

 

This event will take place on unceded Lekwungen territory.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/325484498069206/

16,000-strong demand for old-growth forest protection to be delivered to MLA offices across southern B.C.

February 6th, 2019
10:30am

Multiple Locations

Hosted by Sierra Club BC

Victoria—On February 6, Sierra Club BC and Leadnow representatives and concerned local citizens will deliver a letter signed by more than 16,000 B.C. residents to the constituency offices of four BC NDP MLAs. An additional seven deliveries will be made by individual concerned citizens to MLAs in Coquitlam, Campbell River, Cowichan, North Vancouver, Powell River, Surrey and the Okanagan.

 

The letter makes an urgent call for the protection of the last intact stands of unprotected old-growth on Vancouver Island and immediate protection of endangered old-growth forests across the province. Eighteen months after taking power, the government has failed to take meaningful steps to protect endangered ancient forests.

 

What: Old-growth protection letter delivery

 

When: February 6, 10:30 a.m.

 

Where:

 

MLA George Heyman’s office (642 West Broadway, Vancouver), Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory

 

Premier John Horgan’s office (#122 – 2806 Jacklin Road, Langford), Lekwungen territory

 

MLA Doug Routley’s office (#112 – 50 Tenth Street, Nanaimo), Snuneymuxw territory

 

MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard’s office (437 Fifth Street, Courtenay), K’ómoks territory

 

Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Event

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Victoria Event Centre
Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B2

Hosted by Gordon O'Connor
 

Molly Wickham and Cody Merriman will be speaking about the RCMP invasion of their territory and the ongoing struggle to protect the Wet'suwet'en yintah (land) from oil and gas infrastructure projects.

The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.

More detailed venue accessibility info is available at https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/

Washrooms are for all genders.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2495722170502338/

Black History Month: Navigating Mental Health & Wellness

Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
735 Broughton St
Greater Victoria Public Library - Community Room

Hosted by Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour - sniwwoc & African & Caribbean Cultural Society

Join us for a conversation about the intersections of race, mental wellness, and mental illness. We'll also be discussing the impact of history on mental health, strength in identity, simple self care techniques, and tools to rewrite detrimental narratives.

 

What to expect:

 

- In depth conversation about race and mental health

 

- Delicious African dinner

 

- Opportunity to connect with other attendees

 

The event is hosted by the Support Network for Indigenous Women & Women of Colour (SNIWWOC), the Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society, and the University of Victoria Women's Centre.

 

The venue is wheel-chair accessible. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us!

 

For dietary restrictions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen (Chekonein, Chilcowitch, Swengwhung, Kosampsom, Whyomilth, Teechamitsa, Kakyaakan, Songhees, Esquimalt) and W̱SÁNEĆ (SȾÁUTW/Tsawout, W̱JOȽEȽP/Tsartlip, BOḰEĆEN/Pauquachin, WSIḴEM/Tseycum) Peoples.

 

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Food With A Side of Community is a casual community dinner that takes place every month. We believe in creating safe spaces for women to heal and connect with each other through food and conversations.

 

SNIWWOC is non-profit organization based in Victoria, BC. We advocate for reproductive justice by creating support networks for women using food, art, and education.

 

 

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/355655091830883/

Gallery as Authority? A Community Conversation

Thursday, February 7, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
1040 Moss Street, Victoria
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Hosted by Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Please join us as we kick off a new season of our Communities and Collections program. Be part of our journey as we reflect on the role of the Gallery in the community. Through this program, we have the opportunity to explore how cultural institutions can rethink ways of doing, and be spaces that are relevant, engaging and responsive to a range of communities and experiences.

 

In this community conversation, we are pleased to welcome Estraven Lupino-Smith, Victoria based artist-researcher and director of the Institute for Critical Ecology, and Alexis Hogan, Victoria based artist, curator, and Office and Communications Manager at the Compost Education Centre. We will explore the power of walking within walking based public programs and art practices. How might the act of moving through an environment be a form of activism, or how can that act reinforce colonial ways of being? When engaged in off-site programming, how do we responsibly deliver our programming in the public realm? What is the history of walking, walking tours and the dynamics that emerge in those interactions? How might those interactions account for the history and current state of the sites they encounter?

 

Admission by donation. Everyone welcome.

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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We extend our gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to live and work on this territory.

 

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is wheelchair accessible with a ramp to the main entrance and into the gallery spaces. The upper-level administration offices are not wheelchair accessible and are accessed by three flights of stairs. There are four gender inclusive washrooms that are wheelchair accessible.

 

 

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2004151732971984/

Profiling Black Excellence Gallery Launch

Saturday, February 9, 2019
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
537 Fisgard Street, Victoria
Fortune Gallery

Hosted by Nathan Smith

This is the launch event for the photo project Profiling Black Excellence, documenting and sharing the experiences of racism and racial profiling experienced by people of colour in and around Victoria and the lower mainland.

 

Admission: Free!

 

Cash donations will be accepted and appreciated to help support the continuation of this project.

 

Share with your friends!

 

There will be food and drinks (alcohol as well) on offer at the event at no cost.

 

Catering provided by Lulu's Apron

Prints sponsored by The PRINT Lab

 

If you'd like to be a part of the project before it goes live, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

For more information about the project, check out the website:

https://www.profilingblackexcellence.com

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/789182574754004/

Rally for Community Space in Hillside-Quadra

Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
950 Kings Road, Victoria
Revive Community Spaces at Blanshard Elementary

Hosted by Revive Community Spaces at Blanshard Elementary & Victoria Needs a Hillside Library

We will be gathering to show City Council that there is strong community support for the purchase of the Blanshard Elementary site and creation of public space for the community there. We envision a space for community events and meetings, daycare spaces, a library, a neighbourhood gym, and a wonderful green space and outdoor play area for everyone to enjoy.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1033160980209479/

Moose Hide Campaign Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:15 AM to 7:30 PM
720 Douglas St, Victoria
Victoria Conference Centre

Hosted by Moose Hide Campaign

This year’s BC Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting will be held on February 13th in Victoria. It will be a wonderful, family-friendly day at the Victoria Conference Centre with keynote speakers, workshops, and a Walk to End Violence to the Legislature.

 

Can’t wait to see you all in February This is a free event and we welcome everyone and anyone to join us for the day.

 

Please REGISTER at https://www.cognitoforms.com/MooseHideCampaign/_8thAnnualProvincialGatheringAndDayOfFasting

 

Additional Information found at https://www.moosehidecampaign.ca/events/provincial-gathering

 

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of

Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are

standing up against violence towards women and children.

Wearing the Moose Hide pin signifies your commitment to

honour, respect, and protect the women and children in

your life and speak out against gender-based and domestic

violence.

 

Participating in the campaign is also an act of reconciliation.

It acknowledges the legacies of colonization, residential

schools, and the tragic reality of the over 1,200 missing or

murdered Indigenous women in Canada.

The inspiration for the campaign came to co-founders Paul

Lacerte and daughter Raven in 2011 during a moose hunt

on their traditional territory along the Highway of Tears in

B.C., where so many women have gone missing or have

been murdered. Since then, annual ceremonial fasts have

taken place and close to one million squares of moose hide

have been distributed to raise awareness about the issue of

violence towards women and children.

 

As an organization, the Moose Hide Campaign focuses on engaging men and boys to end violence against woman and children. In pursuing this we respect the dignity and gender identity of all peoples and aim to create inclusive and safe spaces for participants at campaign events. We believe all LGBTQ2S are sacred and we support any effort to raise awareness and bring an end to gender-based and domestic violence across all sectors of society.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/308408303120613/

Human Rights in BC

Thursday, February 14, 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
620 View St #418,

Hosted by Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition

Please join us Thursday. February 14th at 10:00 am at VIRCS.

We will talk about how to recognize discrimination and how to respond to it.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/358539668070277/

 

Open Mosque Day - Victoria

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2218 Quadra Street, Victoria
Masjid Al-Iman

Hosted by Masjid Al-Iman
 

After the success of previous open house events at the Victoria mosque Masjid Al Iman, we are organizing another open house this year. This time it is part of a province wide open mosque event.

Whether you have been to a Mosque before or not, this would be a great community building gathering over delicious snacks, friendly faces, and wonderful conversations. Our volunteers will help you with a tour of the Mosque and a display of various themes surrounding Islam and Muslims. We have also planned out fun activities such as Henna tattooing and Hijab-tryouts for kids and women.

 

In a world with ever-growing stigma and confusion around Islam and Muslims, we want to open our doors, our minds and our hearts to everyone around us, irrespective of their background and build a stronger community.

 

The event is free of cost and registration is not required.

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/311001246190328/

BC Black History & Heritage Day

Sunday, February 17, 2019
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Cook Street Village Activity Centre1-380 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3X7

Hosted by BC Black History Awareness Society & Cook Street Village Activity Centre

BC Black History Awareness Society was started 25 years ago. Learn about our history - Who, what, when and why … and how we continue to deliver on our purpose and mandate.

We are in good company. Be part of the celebration of our collective histories with these iconic historical societies. Saanich Pioneers founded 149 years ago. United Empire Loyalists 75 years –1 in 10 Canadians has a connection. Victoria Genealogical Society 40 years helping people discover their family stories. Old Cemeteries Society since 1983 - Find out why cemeteries are fascinating.

Visit the displays, hear and talk to the experts, revel in the Oak Bay High Jazz Band, enjoy snacks and beverages.

 

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/345310269624538/

Ross Bay Black History Cemetery Tour

Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Fairfield Rd., Victoria
Ross Bay Cemetery

Hosted by BC Black History Awareness Society

A guided tour of the graves of many Black pioneers of long-ago Victoria , including Sir James Douglas who was instrumental in their migration in 1858. Hosted by Valin Marshall of BC Black History Awareness Society and John Adams of the Old Cemetery Society. Arrive 10 minutes early to purchase your ticket. Rain or shine. $5/person. $2 OCS, BCBHAS members. Meet in front of Oregano’s, Fairfield Village, 1-1516 Fairfield Rd.

 

 

For more details visit:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1984109618556920/

Unist'ot'en Camp
Online Resources

Official Unist'ot'en Camp Website
Legal Fund Donations Unist'ot'en Camp Facebook
Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gitdumt'en Territory
Unist'ot'en Solidarity Brigade
Unist'ot'en Healing Not Pipelines
Unist'ot'en Support Group

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