"It always starts with some sort of acknowledgement. Putting that out there, and the universe has that way of opening that door." – Charlene Aleck / Ts’simtelot (Tsleil-Waututh)
Seeyu Studios respectfully acknowledges that our work takes place on the shared, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and other Coast Salish Peoples.
We thank these First Nations for having cared for these lands and waters since time out of mind, and we extend our appreciation to them for the opportunity for our family members, team members, clients, and other Canadians to live, work, learn, create, and share spaces as well as stories during our time here.
This territory acknowledgment is also a reminder of the discriminatory, racist, and colonial practices that have had a lasting legacy, and continue to create barriers for Indigenous peoples and communities today. Seeyu Studios acknowledges the ongoing violence and trauma that is part of the structure of colonialism.
We wish to educate ourselves and others to let Coast Salish protocol (a term Indigenous peoples have adapted, to use in external usage with "the rest of the world", in reference to the understanding of their expectations and desires) guide our actions to disrupt and dismantle colonialism beyond this acknowledgement.
Here's what that compels us to do in our efforts to respectfully prioritize Coast Salish protocol:
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In a world where people seek deeper connections with brands, and information has become more accessible than ever, it’s crucial for our agency to create meaningful work in collaboration with like-minded clients who share our values.
These are our promises to you, as well as what you can expect our team members to stand by when you choose to work with us.
Your business is one of a kind.
We embrace each brand’s culture that's an extension and inspiration of the consumers' expectations, community and worldviews.
Success is not a luxury for your business — it is a necessity.
And because your success is our priority, we aim for nothing short of excellence in our every move.
Because brilliant work stems from honesty, transparency, and respect.
We take pride in the integrity of our work. It's also fun to do the right thing.
Because effective problem-solving requires putting people first.
Our work is driven by empathy, because we simply care.
Magic happens when you learn to leverage what makes you different.
We celebrate everyone’s unique backgrounds and are eager to learn from one another's perspectives.
Every company has a story to tell.
We aim to create spirited work that encompasses the energy of the minds behind the brand, and moves people.
While we prioritize communication, collaboration as well as creativity in every project, the core elements above make up the compass that guides our actions, behaviours, and decision-making process at Seeyu Studios.
We recognize the power of marketing to level the playing field for businesses, and the impact brands can have on society at large. That's why we value the importance of our role as technical and creative problem-solvers for those who are committed to creating a positive difference in the world.