Preparing Eden: Aboriginal Land Use & European Settlement in Victoria
1490 Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BC V8S 1E8, Canada
Illustrated lecture with Dr John Lutz, Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Victoria. Dr. Lutz studies the history of relations between Indigenous and Settler populations. The southern tip of Vancouver Island is the traditional home of the Coast Salish People. Like most of their countrymen, first residents of Ross Bay Villa, Frances and Anna Letitia Roscoe brought their very English way of life to Victoria and were likely unaware and perhaps unconcerned about how vital the land and surrounding sea were to the spirit, culture and livelihood of the native people who had occupied this region for millennia.