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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.

Map of Kwakwaka'wakw Territories

District Aboriginal Programs Contact Information:

Irene Isaac, Acting 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:  cley@sd85.bc.ca Phone:  (250)949-6618 Local 2231 or Fax (250) 949-8792

Aboriginal Education Team PDF

 

Motto:  The wisdom of our ancestors guides us.
Kwak'wala:  Lasga'mix nogadala t'sesan's gala'amga'lis 'wala

FN Programs LogoDesigned by Colby Wetmore and William George Jr.

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.