Elders in Residence

Elders are the caretakers of cultural wisdom. They are pivotal in protecting the indigenous ways of knowing and being that have been passed down to them for generations from the ancestors. The cultural wisdom of Old ones/Elders defines and informs the manner in which indigenous people live in the modern world. Old ones/Elders know it is their responsibility to share their guiding wisdom with students, staff, faculty and the broader community.

The Elders in Residence are now available for virtual visits on ZOOM or by phone weekdays from 10 am to 2 pm. To make an appointment to visit one of the Elders, please contact Diane Sam, Cultural Protocol Liaison at iacecpl@uvic.ca.

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Gerry Ambers Victor Underwood   Barbara Hulme Doug & Kathy Lafortune

If you have any questions about SELW̱ÁN SḰÁL (Elders Voices) or would like to schedule a meeting with an Old One/Elder, please contact the .