I honour this land and the peoples who have lived here since time immemorial. I honour the peoples who continue to steward and thrive in these lands and waters of the Salish Sea, both now and in the future. I acknowledge that we are guests on Savary Island, also called Kayeqwan, where I live and work. It is in the stolen shared territory of the Klahoose, Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group, Homalco, the Coast Salish Peoples, and the treaty territory of the Tla'amin Nation.
To hear the stories of this land and the Tla'amin people, meet Tla'amin's great serpent Ihos at Kayeqwan
Honouring this truth is important, and a small part of disrupting and dismantling colonial structures. I am grateful to engage in continuous learning and unlearning from the resources developed by Selam Debs, Nahanee Creative, the Native Land Digital and the findings of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission