Evolve acknowledges that its head office is on the Lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families. We are grateful to live and work in a region of such rich culture and heritage, and we raise our hands in appreciation of the Indigenous Peoples, the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, here and around the world.
Colonization and associated policies and attitudes have caused significant and perhaps irreparable harm to the First Peoples of our region and across the globe. We seek and encourage reconciliation, and wish for all those who dwell on the traditional Lands of Indigenous Peoples to work to understand and challenge the legacies of colonialism.
September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
For more information and to support initiatives of the First Peoples, visit the following resources: