Indigenous Education in School District No. 64 (Gulf Islands) is dedicated to supporting the success of Indigenous learners in our school district, as well as promoting a deep awareness of Indigenous culture and history among all students.
PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
The First People’s Principles of Learning.
B.C. Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education document.
SD64 Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement.
Explore our Video and Photo Stories
Notable Indigenous Education Resource Links:
- SD64 Teaching Animals Cheat Sheet
- SD64 InED Dept
- BCTF Aboriginal Education
- Ministry of Education Indigenous Ed resources
- FNESC (First Nations Education Steering Committee) Teacher Resources
- SD79 Hul’q’umi’num’ Teacher resources and language lessons
- Strong Nations Bookstore Nanaimo
Meet our amazing team.
Deeply proud of her Cree & Irish roots Shannon is the Indigenous Education Principal in SD64. As a life long learner and outdoor enthusiast, the First Peoples Principals of Learning align closely with her passions and values as district coordinator, principal, middle years eco teacher and member of a close knit family.
I am of Secwepemc descent, born Neskonlith, raised in Maple Ridge (where I honed my craft of being a cultural teacher) and now being refined into island life on Salt Spring. It has been a privilege and a pleasure being part of the energy, community, and team at SD64.
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Visit Quentin’s YouTube Channel
District Indigenous Child and Youth Care Worker
Cheryl Ruff is from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and comes from a mixed ancestry of Chippewa, Cree and Scottish. As a First Nations person (and momma to a First Nations child), Cheryl is a strong advocate for supporting Indigenous youth as they connect with and share their ancestry; as well as creating a space for them to walk their own path.