What if we were able to create these feelings and memories for all of our children… "My earliest memories are joyful ones, full of warmth, laughter, emotional connectedness, and many, many people—all of whom deeply cared about me. Although we were poor in possessions, we were rich in personal relationships because of love and constant support." Brokenleg. read more by clicking on the link
In writing about the Circle of Courage, my co-authors and I brought together different professions, racial backgrounds, and upbringing (Brendtro, Brokenleg, & Van Bockern, 2002). While the Circle of Courage philosophy transcends culture, we initially used Native American images and stories to expres...
September 3, 2013
Uy’skweyul siem nu siiye’yu!
Tawnshi! Nimeytaen ainwapimitan!
Welcome to another year of growth and learning. Aboriginal education (ABED) is a diverse and vibrant department where we celebrate the gifts, strengths and identity of our students and families and the staff who work with them. We work throughout the district to foster inclusive classrooms and schools where each and every student feels a sense of belonging and experiences academic success.
We want to tell you a little more about who we are and what we do so we have included some answers to frequently asked questions below. You can also visit our website at http://abed.sd79.bc.ca or join our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ABEDsd79. We hope that you will make contact with the ABED staff at your school this year, say hi and look for ways to join us in our work.
Denise Augustine Joe Rhodes
Principal of Aboriginal Education Superintendent
250 748 0321 ext 241 250 748 0321 ext 220
‘Ii ch ‘o’ ‘uy’ ‘ul’
Aboriginal Education is a department of School District 79. We are dedicated to improving the success of Aboriginal learners in our school district by working with students, teachers, parents, and administration to support cultural and traditional education strategies for our Aboriginal learners empowering them to excel at their strengths.