Project Respect is grateful to the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, upon whose land this project takes place. We extend gratitude to the other local Peoples and Nations in this region including the MALAXEt (Malahat), Scia’new (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke (Sooke), Ditidaht, Pacheedah, Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum and Tsawout nations, as well as the Métis and Inuit that call this land home.
We aim to support and work with local Indigenous communities as well as those who are settlers on this land.
We recognize that we cannot participate in sexualized violence prevention and trauma work without accounting for colonialism as a root cause of violence. We endeavor to hold up the leadership of Indigenous people and communities who have been resisting colonial violence since the arrival of the first settlers on their lands.