This blog is a compilation and collaboration between seven students enrolled in SO354: Introduction to Indigenous Issues and Human Services.  As distance education students at the University of Victoria, we wish to acknowledge our place as visitors, whether virtual or in person, to the territories of the WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

As part of this project, group members recognized the importance of reflecting on our social locations and examining how this impacts our interaction with work produced by and about Indigenous women.  Each group member has contributed a short descriptor of their social location in the About Section to help readers understand factors that have influenced our construction of and approach to this project.

We also ask that you spend a few minutes examining the assumptions, education and experiences that you bring to our work and the content created by Indigenous women before proceeding.