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National Indigenous History Month

A list of resources related to Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, and Kwakwaka'wakw resources recommended by and available at UVic Libraries.


June is National Indigenous History Month.  This guide features resources related to Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth, and Kwakwaka'wakw Nations located on what is now known as Vancouver Island. During the month of June we invite you to join us as we read, watch, listen and learn.

Territory Acknowledgement


UVic Indigenous Plan

"Throughout the Indigenous plan, we have used Lək̓ʷəŋən and SENĆOŦEN language and teachings. These words and teachings have been shared with the university community by Elders, Language and Knowledge Keepers from the local Nations, and we are charged with upholding them through the Coast Salish teaching of Nəw̓es šxʷ cən ʔay̓ šqʷeləqʷən | ÁMEḴT TŦEN ÍY, ŚḰÁLEȻEN | Bring in a good heart and a good mind." (OVPI website)

Visit the Language Page on the OVPI website to listen to Sounds Recording by Elders Seniemten, Dr. Elmer George (Songhees Nation, Lək̓ʷəŋən) and J,SIṈTEN, Dr. John Elliott (Tsartlip First Nation, SENĆOŦEN)


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