ȽEL,TOS Paddle follow up

LEL,TOS Paddle

Friends!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Paddle for ȽEL,TOS and the Salish Sea on September 2, 2018!

What a powerful and inspiring event in support of the call of the WSÁNEĆ People for the return of ȽEL,TOS (James Island) – with 280 Paddlers in 95 boats on the water (including eight big canoes and the barge with the Elders), and 400 people packed into the Tsawout Gym for the community meal and presentations.

We would like to supplement everyone’s inspiring memories of the day with an audiovisual archive, so please take a moment to upload any photos or videos to the ȽEL,TOS Paddle Photo Archive. You can create a new folder with your last name and then upload photos and videos there. Alternately, you can send photos and videos directly by email attachment to: turningthetide.ca@gmail.com.

If you would like to provide additional support to the Tsawout First Nation to assist with research and legal work required for the ȽEL¸TOS claim, please mail a cheque made out to “Tsawout First Nation” (with the memo line “ȽEL¸TOS”) to Tsawout First Nation, 7728 Tetayut Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2E4.

Finally, we are beginning to turn our minds to a Paddle for the Salish Sea in 2019. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering and getting involved, by emailing turningthetide.ca@gmail.com.

HIS’KWE / Thank you again for your contribution to the ȽEL,TOS Paddle!

In Solidarity,

Paddle for ȽEL,TOS Organizing Committee

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