We are grateful to be doing our work on the territories of the Coast Salish and Nuu-chah-nulth
peoples, known today as Lkwungen peoples (Esquimalt and Songhees Nations), W̱ SÁNEĆ Nation
(consisting of SȾÁUTW̱ – Tsawout, BOḰEĆEN – Pauquachin, W̱ JOȽEȽP – Tsartlip, and W̱ SIḴEM
–Tseycum Nations), Scia’new Nation (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke Nation, Pacheedaht Nation and
Malahat Nation. We respect and, in partnership, build on the traditional knowledge of the
Indigenous peoples who have thrived and prospered in the south island for millennia.