Entries by caorda

Digital Scholarship Commons and Science Venture

We were able to spend the last part of our Science Camp with UVIC’s Digital Scholarship Commons and Science Venture. Dr Matt Huculak and his team introduced the youth to coding and circuit boarding. Digital Scholarship Commons with Dr. Matt Huculak and team   Dr Matt Huculak introducing Angelina Sam to circuit boarding. Digital Scholarship Commons   […]

Local History with Nick Claxton and John Lutz

Local History with Dr John Lutz and Dr Nick Claxton. John showed the youth historical maps.  He talked about the importance of maps and our right to fight for our traditional food systems. Nick taught us about the importance of bringing back our traditional foods practices. He spoke of how his community brought back an […]

School District #61 Lands Program Field School – June 2019

Living Lab supported 16 Grades 10-12 indigenous youth from Esquimalt and Spectrum High school with teachers Emma Milliken and Rachel Trebilco to hold a three day outdoors Field School, based in Goldstream Park and focused on indigenous land use, science and history in traditional WSANEC and Songhees territory. Living Lab facilitators UVic professor leads John […]

Reefnet Fishery

JOIN US for a Community Celebration highlighting the Reefnet Fishery – September 22, 2018   On August 9th, 2014, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation went reef net fishing to reclaim a practice that the colonial government outlawed a hundred years ago. Nick Claxton (XEMŦOLTW̱), Tsawout community member and PhD. Candidate in UVic’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction has […]

A Day in the Sun on T’liches with Songhees Community and UVIC staff

Each year, Songhees Academic Youth Leadership goes to our islands to do some historical, biological and anthropological work with Songhees and UVIC experts.   Standing around an ancient longhouse foundation with Songhees youth, researchers and Songhees knowledge holders.  Morgan Black shared so much of what she’s learned in her studies. The youth greatly appreciated learning […]

CENQALES – Tribal School Cultural Day – June 20th, 2019

Living Lab participated in National Aboriginal Day – LAU WEL NEW Tribal School’s Cultural Day sponsored by PEPAKEN HAUTW who have been leading the Reefnet – willow restoration project.  Sharing a Clam Bar B Q – marine life tent with Earl Claxton Jr was Morgan Black, Living Lab Science Coordinator.  Many children, teachers, elders and […]