Territory Acknowledgement

 

Hollaback! Victoria would like to acknowledge the Host Communities and Nations in whose stolen territories we work and live: the Lekwungen (Chekonein, Chilcowitch, Swengwhung, Kosampsom, Whyomilth, Teechamitsa, Kakyaakan, Songhees, Esquimalt) and WSÁNEĆ (STÁUTW/Tsawout,WJOLELP/Tsartlip, BOḰEĆEN/ Pauquachin, WSIḴEM/Tseycum) Peoples.

Sexualized violence and gender-based violence, such as street harassment, are inherently connected to Canada’s history of occupying lands without consent and infringing on people’s bodies with violence and coercion. Recognizing the violence of ongoing colonialism and engaging in anti-colonial actions is critical to our work as anti-violence advocates.