The indigenous Education Program here at G.P. Vanier is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:15pm. This is a program of inclusion for all students with a focus on students of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Metis or Inuit). This ancestry can be determined on a voluntary basis through self-identification and includes Status, Non-Status, Metis or Inuit Ancestry and may extend several generations back in your family history.
The Indigenous Education Program provides academic, cultural, leadership and personal support to students as well as arranging cultural presentations, post secondary sessions/field trips and lunch time groups. This service is provided to enhance G.P. Vanier’s school programs. If there is anything we can do to support your child please feel free to contact us.
For a list of resources to help staff and students with awareness around how to incorporate authentic and engaging Indigenous resources into classes: Ined Resources
Kristen Kirkpatrick (Kristen.Kirkpatrick@sd71.bc.ca)
Elder In Residence – Evelyn Voyageur, Thursdays Noon-2pm
Lelaina Jules – Indigenous Curriculum Support Teacher
Kolby Koschack – Indigenous Support Worker
Kris Prince – Indigenous Support Worker
Savannah Seigler – Indigenous Support Worker
Jeannine Walker – Indigenous Support Teacher