Category Archives: W’S’ANEC People

BC Parks Facebook Post 17 Jun 19

June 21 is/was National Indigenous Peoples Day To reflect historical and cultural significance, John Dean Provincial Park was renamed LAUWELNEW/John Dean Park (pronounced Tlay-will-nook), which translates to “place of refuge” in the language of the WSANEC people. Amazing 2min video (posted 17 Jun 19)  https://www.facebook.com/pg/YourBCParks/posts/  

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Witnessing Ceremony

Dual Name Event, June 3, 2019 A celebration of the renaming of ȽÁU,WELṈEW/John Dean Park Welcome/EWÁ E NE EN SḰEL, ḰEL “Jarrett, you are on the list of honoured guests so I hope you are there!” – Adam Olsen The BC Legislature approved Bill 16 – 2019 on May 2nd and 14th, 2019, which added […]

Royal Assent, ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Park

May 14, 2019, at 17:05:10, BC’s Bill 16 – 2019, received Legislative approval.   May 16, 2019, BC’s Bill 16 – 2019, received Royal Assent.   ȽÁU,WELNEW is best pronounced as Tlay will nook; the traditional name has been added, nothing has been lost.   Here’s the link and mapping to watch the third reading of […]

ȽÁU,WELNEW, an additive process

ȽÁU,WELNEW is best pronounced as Tlay will nook   MLA Adam Olsen (Green), May 15, 2019, “This is an additive process, not a reductive one. The name ȽÁU,WELNEW will be added to John Dean Provincial Park so it will now be known as ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Provincial Park.” May 16, 2019, Bill 16 – 2019 received Royal […]

ȽÁU,WELNEW/JOHN DEAN PARK

Bill 16 – 2019 changes the name of John Dean Park. In 1921, John Dean saved this intact property by creating a provincial park. Mr. Dean saved his property from loggers, and inspired future land additions to the park. Today, this provincial park encompasses the summit of Mount Newton/ȽÁU,WELNEW. First Reading of Bill 16 – […]

LÁU,WELNEW Provincial Park (John Dean)

Traditional Name Addition The official name change will be from John Dean to ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean. ȽÁU,WELNEW (Place of Refuge/Escape) is best pronounced as: Tlay will nook In 2019, John Dean Provincial Park will receive an additional name and/or an amendment to its name, the options are: ȽÁU,WELNEW/John Dean Park (Jarrett’s wish); ȽÁU,WELNEW – John Dean Park; ȽÁU,WELNEW (John […]

W’S’ANEC TRADITIONAL CANOES

An amazing ȽÁUWELṈEW tradition continues: The Peninsula Salish / W’S’ANEC People have found an ideal cedar log to create two traditional canoes. This tree, located just north of the Duck Pond was hit by lightning and has fallen over. A Pauquachin carver Curtis Henry (always known as Spud), and others will be working just as […]

RESTORING THE TRADITIONAL NAME – ȽÁUWELṈEW

Updated:  December 12, 2014 ȽÁUWELṈEW (The place of refuge) is best pronounced as: Tlay will nooth   Possibly May/June 2015, elders of the Saanich First Nation may host a march to restore Mount Newton`s traditional name, ȽÁUWELṈEW. The march will likely commence at the parking lot, and follow the summit access road to the airport radar facility. […]

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