Thank you to Phil Vernon who generously allowed Tsawout First Nation to share his song " The Reefnet" on our website.
Used with permission - excerpt from the liner notes of the 2009 album "Kitale Road"
"The southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia where I live are part of the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ, or Saanich, First Nations. A description of their traditional fishery in the book Saltwater People by the late W̱SÁNEĆ elder Dave Elliot inspired me to write this song. I have been honoured by requests to sing it at numerous occasions for W̱SÁNEĆ elders and children at cultural events and at the ȽÁU, WELṈEW̱ school."
Click the play button to hear the song.