We would like raise our our hands to the staff at School District 79 School Board Office for their support of Orange Shirt Day. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself.

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Uy’skweyul! Tansi! Welcome to another fantastic year of growth and learning. Aboriginal education staff work throughout the district to foster inclusive classrooms where every student feels a sense of belonging and experiences academic success. If your child has Aboriginal ancestry, (documentation is NOT required) and you would like to self-identify, please see the school secretary for a self-identification form. Each year your child will be funded for and included in Aboriginal Education programs. Almost all programs will be delivered in the regular classroom, to ALL students. You will be asked to give permission for any activities offered outside of the regular class. You can opt out of ABED services any time by notifying the ABED staff in person or in writing either at your school or through the district office 250 748 0321 ext 235, dbeardsley@sd79.bc.ca Please go to http://abed.sd79.bc.ca/faq/ for more information.

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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 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
daugustine@sd79.bc.ca                           jrhodes@sd79.bc.ca
250 748 0321 ext 241                               250 748 0321 ext 220

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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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