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"Just a few short years ago, the University of Victoria went to a parcel of our territory to.. do an Archaeological dig and found an artifact that carbon dates back to 14,000 years... Our people have always said in our oral histories, that our people flock to that particular parcel of land during the Ice Age. So now we have Western science that aligns with our oral history.. we've been here for time immemorial."
"bring in Haíɫzaqv values, Haíɫzaqv systems and ways of existing with the natural world and also using 21st century modern technologies to produce clean energy."
"We have a very strong, dynamic, young team of Haíɫzaqv women that we're very proud of"
"With COVID, we're just trying to do our best to engage with our people.. to communicate with our people and have everybody's voice be part of this clean energy process."
"it's looking for the least polarizing option - so not just what has the most people saying 'I support this', but also what has the least people saying 'I oppose this', so trying to find which options are most broadly supported, least controversial" - Ben West
"Our end goal ultimately is.. that people enjoy the process and that they feel herd and that they buy into it. Our end goal is that we have a Haíɫzaqv Clean Energy Plan that reflects our Nation, who our people are. Our value systems and what is actually obtainable within our community, within our territory."
"I really hope that this work is going to be able to provide a ripple effect and be able to share our successes as Haíɫzaqv people. You know, we're a strong, progressive nation. We're particularly proud of the work that we continue to do."
"As a privileged white guy, I often find myself in this position of trying to figure out when I should speak or when I should step back and just listen. And I'm always trying to balance that - how can I be helpful? What should I suggest? Or is my suggestion too much? Is it not welcome? Is it not helpful? And you've all been very gracious and friendly in that process and have been very clear when suggestions were welcome or useful, and when they weren't."