Sechelt is located in the southern Sunshine Coast region of British Columbia, and is home to the shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation. The shíshálh have 1,237 Band Members - 797 who live on ‘the coast ‘ - and speak the Sháshíshálh language. Sechelt is a seaside community that extends primarily along the coastline of the Sunshine Coast, and is bounded to the west and east by the unincorporated communities of Halfmoon Bay and Roberts Creek and accessed only by ferry from Horseshoe Bay. The shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation was one of three Nations who were early signatory with the BC government on land claims. Today their former Indian Reserves are now the Sechelt Indian Government District, which has municipal status and comprises 33 land units in the area.
In 2008 Our World invited two Sechelt youth to meet and work with four Nuxalk youth from Bella Coola during a special workshop held in Vancouver in conjunction with the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Our aim was to bring youth from different communities together to learn and share from one another. Films were conceptualized and created in a week, and then screened at the festival’s closing night Gala.