Kids Cowichan Family Resource Guide





January 21st was a big day John fished the rough out of the outside of the canoe, notched the q'lhan / bow and the ile'uq / stern for the extentions and began hollowing out the log.

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January 7th was a productive day John Finished one gunnel and one side of the canoe. Students had the opportunity to see how traditional and contemporary tool are both used together. On Wednesday John used D-Adz, Slick, Chainsaw and the Power Planer.

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Yun’ye’num Spe’uth Snuhwulh / Laughing Bear Canoe Update December 17th was another great day at Chemainus Secondary. Much of the chainsaw work on the outside of the canoe is completed and hand tools were used to shape the bottom and start on the gunnels. Thank you to Mr. Miller, Mr. Dugas, Mrs. Baker and Ms. Hittinger for bringing their classes down to be a part of the process.

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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 or join our facebook page 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                 
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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.

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