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.
National Aboriginal Day was marked on June 21, 2017 with Galiano students documenting the Gulf Islands School District ‘Welcome Figure’ project. Galiano Community School’s middle years students are pleased to release their Welcome to the Gulf Islands short film that captures the essence of the journey thus far for the Welcome Figure.
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.
Hy c’h qu!
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District Indigenous Support Worker
Cheryl Ruff is from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. Cheryl’s heritage is Scottish and Indigenous. Coming to the Coast Salish Territory (Gulf Islands) with her husband and daughter, Cheryl is extremely grateful to the Coast Salish People who continue to use and steward these lands, as it allows for her to connect with her Indigenous Culture and the Coast Indigenous Culture. As an Indigenous person (and momma to an Indigenous 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.
- Indigenous Ed Photo Page
- Welcome Pole 2019
- Drumming Photos 2019
- Chief Robert Joseph visits SSI/GISS 2019
- Enhancement Agreement Ceremony 2020
- How Raven Steals the Sun: an at-home directed drawing activity with Quentin Harris.
- Thought of the Week: Potlach and Our Current Times
- Vancouver Island Circle Group, Land-Based Education: Conference Video