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Our Purpose is to ensure that Aboriginal students receive a quality education that fosters a strong sense of pride, confidence and knowledge of their heritage. We are working to bring authentic Aboriginal perspectives and culture to spaces throughout our school.

Culturally Responsive Education includes well established communication with local Nations and Aboriginal Education and Na’tsa maht Agreement school cultural plan.   

The Aboriginal Education Department provides the following:

  • Academic and cultural support for all students
  • One on one instruction (within a classroom setting)
  • Help with transition for courses, program and post-secondary education
  • Provides cultural lesson plans and resources to enhance and enrich the classroom for ALL students
  • Aboriginal Education Role Model Program
  • Connects with parents/guardians and provides advocacy for Aboriginal students

The Aboriginal Education Department bases our educational practices around the following First Peoples Principles of Learning:


  • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors
  • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational
  • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions
  • Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities
  • Learning recognizes the role of Indigenous knowledge
  • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story
  • Learning involves patience and time
  • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity
  • Learning involves recognizing that some knowledge is sacred and only shared with permission and/or in certain situations



Click below to check out our Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement:

Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement – 2016 – 2021

Aboriginal Recognition Ceremony- May 27, 2020 at Camosun College – please contact Gillian LeRose glerose@sd62.bc.ca for more information