The Administrator oversees all aspects of Aboriginal Education, and works closely with department staff, district staff, the advisory committee, and the community, to create sustainable programming and positive quality experiences for our students and families..
The role of the District Aboriginal Resource Teacher (DART) is to help facilitate the learning of Indigenous students and engage teachers in Indigenizing their practice.
- For the student this means building relationships and uncovering learning opportunities available to them both within and outside the school. (scholarships, programs, clubs, articles for the Canoe, etc.)
- For the teacher this means collaborating with teachers regarding the revised curriculum to help integrate and identify perspectives and approaches that align with the First Peoples practices.
The Youth Workers assist schools, parents, and students in their efforts to develop positive relationships and effective communication methods. They provide individualized support for students as needed. Services are generally accessed through a referral from the student's school.
The Cultural Workers provide students and their families and teachers with support and cultural facilitation in the area of Indigenous studies.
- Implements individualized and/or group programs in Indigenous studies.
- Promotes Indigenous culture among the student body and a strong, positive self image among Indigenous students by various means.