SIIA NEWS AND ANNOUNCMENTS

IT Technician Training Opportunity

IT Technician Training Opportunity

SIIA is looking to build IT Capacity within our communities! See the following poster and course description for more information! CompTIA-Core-IT-Program-and-Course-OutlineDownload

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Let’s Talk About Data (Part 2) 

Let’s Talk About Data (Part 2) 

Where Are Our Relatives’ Stories?  Due to the historically and present-day extractive, non-community based nature of data collection, especially about Indigenous communities and individuals, a considerable amount of First Nation data is held by non-community...

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Let’s Talk About Data (part 1)

Let’s Talk About Data (part 1)

Written by SIIA's Quality Assurance Lead  Since time immemorial the Nations on the South Island have collected data, and used it, to navigate the world and the relationships with their human and non-human kin within it. Admittedly, this might not be the language used...

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SIIA Presentation at Camosun College For IST Class

SIIA Presentation at Camosun College For IST Class

On March 26th, Erica Pepevnak (Quality Assurance Lead) and Jenna Lancaster (Urban Community Engagement Lead) were invited to give a presentation to an Indigenous Studies class at Camosun College. The class that Erica and Jenna were invited to was an Indigenous Studies course centered around Comparative Indigenous Rights.

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Multi-jurisdictional Considerations  

Multi-jurisdictional Considerations  

At our recent SIIA-CIRCLE Gathering, we had the opportunity to discuss what it might look like working with our Indigenous Guest community  on our territory in a multi-jurisdictional model. This means that people residing on our territory might have other laws...

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Guest Community Reflections from our SIIA-CIRCLE Gathering

Guest Community Reflections from our SIIA-CIRCLE Gathering

SIIA is unique in our approach to covering the Indigenous guest community with our law. This is in line with the traditional teachings of the territory that guide Nations to be good hosts to those residing on their territory.   We have found through our...

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Community Fund Pilot Program

Community Fund Pilot Program

Over the past two years, South Island Indigenous Authority has funded community-based initiatives that support health and safety for families in community. The initiatives funded have varied as communities have advocated for their priorities and needs. Occasionally,...

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Knowledge sharing IN Sto:lo territory

Knowledge sharing IN Sto:lo territory

Sto:lo territory (Chiliwack, BC) On Wednesday October 25, 2023, SIIA representatives Chuck, Jenna and Erica travelled to Chilliwack, BC, in Sto:lo territory, to attend and present at a conference, hosted by the Our Children, Or Way Society. The conference was part of...

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Inner Harbour Totem Raising

Inner Harbour Totem Raising

On October 4th, our team members were honoured to be invited to be a part of the canoe protocol and witness the raising of a totem pole by Tom Lafortune in the inner harbour.  Tom dedicated the totem pole to the late John Rice to honor all the efforts him and his...

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