Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Dialogue Project

Have you ever wanted to know more about the Aboriginal communities that surround us?

The Dialogues Project is a project convened by the City of Vancouver and community partners that is seeking to establish communication opportunities and to create understanding and relationships between Aboriginal and other diverse communities within the City. For more information see below and check out the cultural exchange visits happening around town.

Dialogue Project Synopsis

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 2010 Presentation of Enhancement Agreeement

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement with the School Board Trustees. See below for a copy of the document I presented.

Trustee Report

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Aboriginal Content at

If you are interested in doing an art lesson with a focus on Aboriginal culture, there are many on-line resources for you. Take a look at (also here.)

Additional Aboriginal Art resources at the VMC

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pathways May newsletter

The Aboriginal Community in Richmond is actively promoting its many events. The Friendship Centre has just released its most recent newsletter which you can read below.

MAYOSKAYAK_Pathways May Newsletter

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 30 Gathering

Please join us from 4:30-7:00 for a parent gathering at Pathways Aboriginal Centre.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Learning Links features Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement

Here is the Learning Links newsletter for February 2010. You can view the complete document by clicking below.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Enhancement Slideshow

This slideshow lets you see the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee's progress to date. Click on the 'full screen' button at the bottom of the window. This will allow you to view the presentation at your own pace by clicking on the window.
Enhancement Slideshow
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Community gatherings provide rich discussions - Please click on this title to reply.

The development of the Enhancement Agreement includes holding community gatherings to hear the voices of all stakeholders. The data will be used to increase knowledge and respect for Aboriginal culture, language and history in the district and to establish goals for our Aboriginal students. Please take a moment to help us gather relevant data:
1. Is there more information you would like about the Enhancement Agreement process?
2. What are your views on how Aboriginal culture, history and traditions should be introduced in a school district?
3. Ultimately, we want to increase the graduation rates across British Columbia. What are we doing for Aboriginal students that is successful in the district?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Education for Aboriginals gets a failing grade - Click on title to add your comments

Typically, high school graduation rates for Aboriginal students are far below that of Non-Aboriginal students. If our goal as community members is to pave the way for a successful future for Aboriginal students, the first step must be to identify what success looks like for each and every community.

We are interested in your views:
1. What does success look like for our children?
2. What do we need to do to achieve the success we want?
3. How will we know when we are successful?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Help! I need Aboriginal Teacher Resources!

If you have specific questions, ideas or comments on how you could integrate principles of Aboriginal Culture or Indigenous Knowledge into your classroom or workplace, please feel free to post your questions, ideas and comments here. Information and resource links will continue to be added to this blog.