Role Model Program

The purpose of the Role Model Program is to provide schools with the opportunity to invite Aboriginal community members into the classroom to share their expertise and knowledge. Role Models engage in direct services to students in the classroom or in a field trip setting. Role Models present a large variety of cultural knowledge and wisdom to enhance the educational experience of students and staff. The program is also designed to support and assist teachers in various Aboriginal approaches and methods to learning.

Examples from previous years from the Role Model Program include Kwak'wala language learning, drum design and painting, singing, dancing and traditional teachings, smoking Salmon, wood carving and traditional design, storytelling, history, regalia presentations, Big House protocols, plants and medicines, and cedar weaving.

First Nations Role Models / Elders in Residence Information Booklet