Chiefs’ Traditional Welcome

 

 
 


Transcript:

I am Ron Sam, elected chief of Songhees Nation. I want to acknowledge that Royal Roads University rests upon the ancestral lands of Xwsepsum and Lekwungen families, now known as Esquimalt and Songhees peoples. Our ancestors once resided on the shores where Sneq’wa e’lun, the Blue Heron house, is located now. That's where our families gathered and harvested off the land. We welcomed guests and hosted them with great respect. As you begin your day, take a moment to acknowledge the rich history this land has.

Hay’sxw’qa Si’em!


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