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In the SENĆOŦEN language, the word T'Sou-ke is the name of the Stickleback fish that live in the estuary of the river. Exposure to Europeans through the Hudson's Bay Company saw the name changed first to Soke and then Sooke. That English name is now common and is used for many things including the name of our neighbouring town, the river and basin, the main road.
The two T'Sou-ke reserves are on 67 hectares (165 acres) around the Sooke Basin on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The reserves were allotted by the Joint Reserve Commission in 1877.
Most community members live on the southern 41-hectare reserve while the many administration offices are on the 26-acre reserve along the main road between Sooke and Victoria.
The total registered T'Sou-ke population was 251 as of February 2013.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8: SKILLS CLINIC AT RUGBY CANADA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, LANGFORD, It will feature Phil Mack, a national team player of Aboriginal descent (Toquaht), as coach. This event is free and open to all levels, even those who have never played rugby. We’d like to have a good turnout for the event as it will be a chance for players to meet Phil and other youth from across the Island (and mainland if interested). It also includes a tour of the Rugby Canada High Performance facilities and a free pass to the University 7s that weekend, which will have the top University teams in Canada competing for the national title, men’s and women’s. Please contact: Mark Bryant - Thunder Communications Coordinator for more information!
The online registration page is here: http://firstnationsrugby.com/index.php/register-here-for-march-8th-event/
Events are recorded which effect the Indian Register and the Band List such as registration, marriage and births. The office also processes certificates of Indian Status and notifies the Aboriginal Affairs regional office of changes of information about people...
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At last we have some good news about funding for the Greenhouse project.
Books for EVERYONE, free in our community!! The Book Bin Program delivers a wide variety of books for all ages directly to you from various locations in Sooke.