The Quw'utsun' Elders have a broad legacy vision to protect and support Quw'utsun' cultural values and way of life. This will be fulfilled through projects such as Xpey' (Cedar) restoration and protection. Read more below about how you can be involved.
Xpey' (Cedar) Restoration
This project will take actions to mitigate the loss of Xpey' (Cedar), a cultural keystone species, that is threatened by climate change and land development. We will engage youth and Elders to revitalize traditional cultural practices for the stewardship and use of Xpey' through reconnecting youth to cultural knowledge and teachings about the land. The project will:
Honour the past by planting 3,000 cedar trees and restoring the conditions for cedar ecosystems to thrive. Trees will be planted throughout the region on family lands, community lands, and private lands so that cedar will be cared for, stewarded and used by future generations for harvesting and other cultural uses. This will be done in a ceremonial way to honour and acknowledge the children who lost their lives at residential schools.
Heal the present by building family and neighbourhood resiliency and addressing climate grief and loss
Give to the future by documenting and sharing cultural knowledge about the significance of Xpey'.
Quw'utsun' Legacy Trust
Stay tuned for more information coming soon
Bring Thu-it to Your Community
Our vision for Thu-it [Truth] is that it be a travelling exhibition. Please contact us if your organization or community might be interested in having us come.
Stay tuned for more information as it is available.