A Joint Initiative Between the Williams Lake First Nation and Scout Island Nature Centre Leads to New Signage
Visitors to Scout Island will notice a new sign that has been installed near the Nekw7usem Bridge located in the heart of Williams Lake. This is the beginning of a joint initiative between the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) and the Scout Island Nature Centre to develop and display Indigenous knowledge and content on Scout Island. In collaboration between the two partners, signs will continue to be installed throughout the upcoming months at Scout Island. These signs are to bring awareness to those using the trails about wildlife, plants and the environment of Scout Island, through an Indigenous lens.
“WLFN is thrilled to be working collaboratively with the Scout Island Nature Centre. WLFN believes it is important to educate the public on indigenous plants and animals, and what better place to do that then Scout Island” states Chief Willie Sellars.
“The Centre is excited to be working with the Williams Lake First Nation to bring additional information to the public about indigenous knowledge of plants and animals. He says they have received several requests from the public for this information and look forward to building it into their nature education programs and signage” states Ordell Steen, a Scout Island Nature Centre Director.
Whitney Spearing, Senior Manager, Title & Rights