Events

ONE WAVE GATHERING 2022

One Wave is a free Pacific Arts and Culture celebration in Victoria, BC. For over 15 years, One Wave has celebrated the diversity and talent of Pacific Indigenous Peoples, fostering solidarity for the protection of our shared land and waters. This gathering is a unique opportunity for the community to meaningfully engage with local and international Indigenous artists, youth and culture.

This year’s theme is Health and Environment, and it will focus on healing and environmental sustainability as solutions or understanding for Indigenous issues in the South Pacific and here in Canada. The One Wave Gathering comprises multiple events that occur over the course of September 2022. Our One Wave programming includes a variety of events.

SEPTEMBER  EVENTS: 

OPENING NIGHT/CEREMONY

September 12th, 3-4PM @ Flux Media Gallery.

Flux Media Gallery is hosting the kickoff event for our 2022 One Wave programming. This will include a traditional welcoming and territory acknowledgement, a showcasing of our Stories of Resilience project, and an exhibit of Indigenous art. Snacks will also be provided.

INDIGENOUS YOUTH MOVIE NIGHT

September 12th, 4:30-6PM @ Flux Media Gallery

Movie night for Indigenous youth! We will be hosting a screening of environment-related documentaries and providing pizza and snacks! We will also make time for a meaningful discussion facilitated by our program coordinator, Kalilah Rampenen.

Reserve for free on Eventbright: www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-night-for-indigenous-youth-tickets-411427259007

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

September 17th, 12-6PM @ Fisherman’s Wharf Park

One Wave’s flagship event, the Community Celebration at Fisherman’s Wharf park! This is a day-long arts and culture celebration, with Indigenous performers from across the Pacific! There will be vendors, dancers, a kids tent, and more. This gathering is a unique opportunity for the community to meaningfully engage with local and international Indigenous artists, youth and culture!

12:00 Territorial Acknowledgement
12:15 Lekwungwen Traditional Dancers
12:45 NGO Shoutout and/or speaker
1:00 August Thomas and Esquimalt Dancers
1:30 NGO shoutout or sponsors recognition
1:45 Ahousaht Dancers
2:15 Ren Louie Reading
2:45 Kalilah
3:15 NGO/ Sponsor and Donor shoutout
3:30 Anela
4:00 Hugag’esea Dancer
4:30 Pearls of the South Pacific
5:00 Musical Chair
5:45 Last minute remarks
6:00 Program Ends

We are looking for volunteers to help us with the Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’d like to volunteer for this event, please visit our sign up sheet via the button below.

DEEP SEA MINING IN THE PACIFIC [PANEL DISCUSSION]

Early 2023 @ Ceremonial Hall, Uvic First Peoples House

Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific is a panel discussion with academics, politicians, and activists exploring the impacts that Deep Sea Mining will have in the Pacific Ocean and in the communities that rely on the Pacific Ocean. The discussion will touch on what deep sea mining is, the role that Canadian mining companies have played in the development of deep sea mining, and why there needs to be a moratorium. The event will be hybrid, as some of our speakers are unable to attend in person. We welcome questions from the audience beforehand and on the day of the event. It will be held on September 22nd from 4 to 7pm in the Ceremonial Hall in the First Peoples House on the University of Victoria Campus.

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