Welcome to Kwakwaka'wakw Traditional Territory
It is recognized that School District No.85 (Vancouver Island North) operates on the traditional territory of the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation.
In our service to learning, we value the ongoing relationships across communities as we work for the success of all students.
District Aboriginal Programs Contact Information:
Irene Isaac, District Principal, Aboriginal Programs
Email: IIsaac@sd85.bc.ca Phone: (250)949-6618 Local 2233 or Fax (250) 949-8792
Christine Ley, Aboriginal Programs Secretary
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (250)949-6618 Local 2231 or Fax (250) 949-8792
Motto: The wisdom of our ancestors guides us.
Kwak'wala: Lasga'mix nogadala t'sesan's gala'amga'lis 'wala
A canoe was chosen for the logo.
"The canoe is a vessel of knowledge...and a metaphor for community; in the canoe...'pulling' requires respect for one another and a commitment to working together..." (David Neel, the Great Canoes)
The canoe symbolized the journey students are on as they progress through school, the journey staff members are on as they develop their skills and the journey we are all on as we live our lives.