Gilakas’la

Welcome to Kwakwaka'wakw Traditional Territory

We would like to recognize the Elders and Knowledge Keepers and peoples from Kwakwaka'wakw
nations, who share these traditional territories with us so we can live, learn, work and play side-by-side. We also want to acknowledge our people who have come before; our ancestors who have guided us and taught us how to live on these lands in a good way.

Map of Kwakwaka'wakw Territories

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

Miranda Berry, Secretary, Aboriginal Programs
Email: mberry@sd85.bc.ca  Phone:  (250)949-6618 Local 2231 or Fax (250) 949-8792

ABORIGINAL EDUCATION TEAM

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.