Visual Territory Acknowledgement- Artist Statement
Stunning videography and candid moments take you inside Sooke School District's three-part video series in response to Truth and Reconciliation and Equity for ALL students. The video series is reflective of the local Coast Salish and Nuu-Chah-Nulth voices and features a variety of reflections on education in the past, present, and future.
Sooke School District encourages each citizen to embrace a journey to pursue a personal understanding of the 'true' history of Canada and to contribute collectively to the 94 Calls to Action. This is important work and leads to deeper conversations as we strive towards equity for all students and parity of success for Indigenous students.
Reconciliation includes anyone with an open mind and an open heart who is willing to look into the future with a new way – Chief Robert Joseph
Video Series Development
The video series was produced by Arnold Lim, videographer. Sooke School District lead team: Kathleen King, District Principal and Paul Block, Associate Superintendent. All voices shared ‘unscripted’ comments for authentic perspectives. Filming began in April 2020 and was completed for Non-Instructional Day, NID ‘Indigenous’ themed day on November 20, 2020. Hych’ka Kleco Kleco Marsee for all contributions.