Territory Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional
territory CUPE Local 951 conducts its business, and the (Songhees and
Xwsepsum/Kosapsum [Esquimalt] and WSÁNEĆ (SȾÁUTW/Tsawout,
W̱ JOȽEȽP/Tsartlip, BOḰEĆEN/Pauquachin, WSIḴEM/Tseycum) whose
historical relationships with the land continue to this day. May we build strong
working relationships with all local nations with trust, humility, kindness, respect
and continue to walk softly on these ancestral lands

The Coast Salish is a group of ethnically and linguistically related Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, living in British Columbia, Canada and the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon. They speak one of the Coast Salish languages.
The Coast Salish are a large, loose grouping of many tribes with numerous distinct cultures and languages. Territory claimed by Coast Salish peoples span from the northern limit of the Salish Sea (aka Strait of Georgia) on the inside of Vancouver Island and covers most of southern Vancouver Island, all of the Lower Mainland and most of Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula

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