Acknowledgement of Territories

The City of Victoria youth Council is located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations.

Unceded land – Indigenous Title has not been surrendered to the Canadian Government. Most of the province of British Columbia (approx. 900,000 square kilometers) is unceded First Nations Territory.

Coast Salish Peoples – The term Coast Salish is used to encompass a number of Indigenous peoples, including Esquimalt, Hul’qumi’num, Klahoose, Lekwungen (Songhees), MALAXEt, Musqueam, OStlq’emeylem, Pentlatch, Scia’new (Beecher Bay), Sliammon, Shishalh, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw, Stó:lo, Straits, Tsleil-Waututh,   T’Sou-ke, W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum), and Xwemalhkwu. (Referenced from VIPIRG)