W̱SÁNEĆ Film Screening at the Sidney Museum

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June 17
10:00 AM
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The Sidney Museum & Archives and the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board are hosting a film screening of two W̱SÁNEĆ productions at the Museum on Monday, June 17 at 10:00am. The museum will be showing an animated short, ṮEṮÁĆES, and the film ĆELÁṈEN TŦE ṮEṮÁĆES, followed by a discussion and questions with Elders.

ṮEṮÁĆES is a four-minute animated short of the W̱SÁNEĆ Origin story produced by PENAC (David) Underwood.

ĆELÁṈEN TŦE ṮEṮÁĆES, which translates to “Birthright/heritage of/to/for our relatives of the deep” showcases the W̱SÁNEĆ worldview and relationship with their traditional territory. The film describes the displacement of W̱SÁNEĆ peoples from ṮELEṮÁĆES and their subsequent efforts to reclaim and fully restore this relationship today. The videos call upon settlers to aid W̱SÁNEĆ in these efforts by engaging in reconcili-ACTION. It was directed by SXEDTELISIYE (Renee Sampson) & Tye Swallow.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.