Blog Posts

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Friday, January 13th, 2023

Honouring the Children

As we continue to learn of more unmarked graves at the sites of former Residential Schools, we wanted to share resources with schools and families that might help with learning more and sharing this information with students. 

Be gentle, walk with kindness, look after each other. 

Please reach out to the District Aboriginal Education team for ideas or support. We are here. 

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Winter Wellness Resources

From all of us in the Aboriginal Education department, we wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy start to 2023. 

We know that this time of year can bring challenges and we wanted to share some resources that we thought might be helpful as we pull through winter. Check out these resources here and feel free to reach out any time for additional ideas. 

Happy 2023! 

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Friday, December 16th, 2022

#sd8abed Winter Teachings

Winter moves us to gather around fires, in our lodges and cozy under warm blankets at home. We settle in to listen to stories, the words of Elders and story tellers. We listen to the stories of our Ancestors who have been on these Lands since time immemorial. We listen to the stories from the last year. Those stories of success are celebrated and the stories of loss are held in comfort.

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Friday, November 25th, 2022

Check out the Awesome: Salmo Elementary School

Truth and Reconciliation week was special at Salmo Elementary School.  Not only was there an amazing display of support through the display of Orange Shirts, but there was a softness among the primary students, and a depth of curiosity and understanding among the intermediate grades. The experiences shared in all the classrooms and at the assembly, were incredibly rewarding this year.

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Check out the Awesome: Homelinks Centre

Louis Riel Day at Homelinks Creston 

In this week’s Aboriginal Education learning event, K-12 students at Homelinks Creston enjoyed pahkwesikan, Metis bannock in honor of Louis Riel Day. 

One student writes:

Friday, November 4th, 2022

Metis Awareness Month 2022

Tawnshi/Tanshi!

November is Metis Awareness Month in SD8! 

We've got a number of exciting plans to celebrate Metis culture. 

Online offerings: (email danica.weager@sd8.bc.ca for links to join) 

Monday November 7 from 8:45 to 9:30am PST

  • Speaker: JD Hawk – Metis Artist
  • Suggested grades: 6 and up
  • Topics: Metis identity and history, Eagle Feather story, Artwork, and the Truth and Reconciliation Keepsake Coin