Acknowledging Our Shared Territory
AMES is a bi-regional organization.
AMES was born in 1996, on the asserted, unceded, and shared traditional territory of the Penelakut peoples, as well as 12 other Hul’qumi’num speaking nations, and others who hold rights and responsibilities in and around what has come to be known as Galiano Island.
This is also the overlapping and ceded territory of the Tsawwassen First Nation.
Much of the work that AMES does also takes place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
DisPLACEment centres the stories, creative visions, and perspectives of indigenous and newcomer youth, models peer-education and helps build motivation for change by delving into timely and critical equity issues.
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141 Sturdies Bay Road, Galiano Island
BC V0N 1P0, Unceded Coast Salish Territory
AMES c/o The HiVE
#210-128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8, Unceded Coast Salish Territory