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PEOPLE
ON THE
RISE

Watch the inspiring stories of the talented people who make Victoria a vibrant place to live, work and innovate.

This is the land of the ləkʷəŋən Speaking Peoples of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations; the WSÁNEĆ Nations: SȾÁUTW (Tsawout), W JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), WSIḴEM (Tseycum), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin) and MÁLEXEȽ(Malahat) Nation; as well as the Beecher Bay (Scia’new) and T’Sou-ke Nations.

Today, Indigenous ways of being and knowing inform every aspect of life in Greater Victoria, from arts and business to law and ocean stewardship. For too long, the Indigenous story was overshadowed by the colonial narrative, much as the city’s most iconic hotel was built over some of the west coast’s richest clam beds.

Now, a much-needed awakening has begun.

PEOPLE
ON THE
RISE

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Collectively, the people of Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island — Indigenous, settlers and newcomers alike — are finding our way forward through the path and process of reconciliation.

There is still much to be done. We are learning from each other, sharing strengths and seeking to understand the stories of all of the people who dwell in this land of extraordinary beauty, meaning and spirit.