W̱SÁNEĆ Tribal Canoe Journey

Our Goal
The W̱SÁNEĆ Nation is raising $2,500 to purchase a family canoe for the 2019 Tribal Canoe Journey.
Project Details

For the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) Nation, on Vancouver Island’s east coast, the upcoming 2019 Paddle to Lummi Tribal Canoe Journey has particular cultural and environmental significance. For thousands of years, the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) of Washington and the Saanich, celebrated life together on opposite shores of the Salish Sea; the Canoe Journey provides an opportunity for these families to come together once again and, in solidarity, do all they can to call attention to and help save the deteriorating health of their beloved shared waters—and to share with their children and grandchildren their traditional ways.

GreenAngels is dedicated to helping the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation acquire a family canoe, in order to participate in the 2019 Paddle to Lummi.

Adam Olsen, MLA for Sidney/North Saanich and member of the W̱SÁNEĆ, W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) Nation, confirms:

“this would not be a stranded asset, but rather an investment in our culture over the long term—a canoe our children will travel in together.”

Our Focus
Oceans, Indigenous Peoples
Geographic Area

Contact Details


Adam Olsen