Aboriginal Education and Resources

Aboriginal Education Committee

Brenda Celesta – Chair bcelesta@exc.sd73.bc.ca

School District 73 Aboriginal Education Department

Land Acknowledgement – The protocol for land acknowledgement during virtual presentations (Zoom) is for the host to acknowledge the Nation and the specific territory of the nation the host is zooming in on. Please refer to the approved land acknowledgement in the link for the appropriate territory acknowledgement. 


The list of the 7 First Nations communities that SD73 is located on: 

  1. Skeetchestn Indian Band
  2. Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band
  3. Simpcw
  4. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc
  5. Adams Lake Indian Band
  6. Skwláx te Secwepemcúl̓ucw (Change Spring 2023 from Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band)
  7. Neskonlith Indian Band

Residential School – How to Talk to Students About Residential School resource video by Monique Gray Smith. Truth and Reconciliation is not a one and done day. It is also a part of our obligations both in the curriculum and in Standard 9. This is a great video on how educators can talk about Residential Schools and the topic of Truth and Reconciliation. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SENSITIVITY, TRAUMA, AND AGE-APPROPRIATE PEDAGOGY WHEN APPROACHING THIS SUBJECT (like we would with any heavy subject matter).


Professional Standards for Teachers


Professional Standard 9, Indigenous Education


Link to the Cultural Competency Guide


Traveling Library: English First People’s Grades 10-12

A collection of books and other resources for review purposes or for use in the classroom, supporting the new curriculum-5 large bins.

6 week sign out period 

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