Energy and Food Security Workshops
March 14th & 15th
Supporting your community in creating its own energy and food
Hosted by T’Sou-ke Nation (Sooke, BC)
T’Sou-ke Nation and Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council are pleased to invite member nations to two days of workshops on energy and food security in beautiful Sooke, BC.
Day One: Energy Security – Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Is your nation interested in reducing energy use and/or producing energy? T'Sou-ke Nation has made energy self-sufficiency a priority. And they have come very close to achieving it! Join T'Sou-ke Nation, led by Andrew Moore with special guests from BC Hydro, as they:
Take you on a Solar Tour of their community;
Share successes and challenges in their renewable energy efforts;
Share energy conservation best practices; and
Introduce you to funding and programming that could benefit your nation.
Day Two: Food Security – Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Is your nation interested in producing and harvesting its own food? T'Sou-ke Nation has also made food self-sufficiency a priority. They have worked towards this goal by reconnecting to traditional food systems and building community and commercial greenhouses. Spend a day at T'Sou-ke Nation, led by Christine George:
Harvesting food directly from the beach (bring your boots and warm clothes!);
Learning about traditional foods;
Preparing lunch from what has been gathered;
Touring the community greenhouse and commercial wasabi-growing greenhouses.
As part of Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s commitment to building the capacity of our members to work towards energy and food sustainability, we are pleased that Barclay Martin will be on-site during the workshops to share photography and videography skills with participants and community members. Together, we will create short films that capture the key messages of the workshops to share across the province.
Travel, accommodation, and meals (those not provided during the workshop) will be covered for up to two participants per Naut’sa mawt member nation. We encourage all nations to include one youth participant. More than two participants are welcome (space-permitting), but we can only cover travel expenses for up to two. Why not drive together and save on costs and carbon? For those spending a night or two in Sooke, we’ve held a block of rooms at the Prestige Oceanfront Resort. Please call 250-642-0805 to book your room, letting them know you are part of the Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council workshop. Room rate is $99.59/night for a room with one or two queen beds.
For further information, please contact Bronwen Geddes, Community Planning Advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org