An incredible and unforgettable day. Standing in the circle around an ancient longhouse foundation with Elder Lyall, whose direct ancestors lived on the Islands, sharing his knowledge with the youth. Having Chief Ron Sam and his family, Cheryl Bryce, Charlotte Charlie, and other Songhees Nation members, and guests together on the land supporting each other created … Continue reading Tl’Ches (Little Chatham Is) 2018
Clover Point features a unique rocky beach plentiful in interesting species best seen during a low tide. On July 24, we visited the area to learn about the intertidal zone. We examined and photographed creatures such as urchins, clingfish, and chitons, We were even lucky enough to witness whales passing by in the Salish Sea.
On July 6, we took a trip to THLCHESS (Chatham) Island, part of the ancestral territory of the Songhees, and learned about some of the histories of life there. We collected water samples for the lab, learned about map coordinates and scientific data collection, and examined some marine animals. For many of us, including Songhees … Continue reading Tl’Ches (Little Chatham Is) 2017