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Bowen Island Canoe Trip

Published on July 3, 2018

Bob Baker, Squamish Nation cultural advisor for West Vancouver Schools took students from Bowen Island Community School on a paddle around Snug Cove to learn about canoe culture.

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Imagine A Canada Contest

Published on June 14, 2017

Mr. Lowewn’s grade 6/7 class from Hollyburn Elementary participated in an inquiry project on reconciliation, and then took part in a national arts and communications initiative through the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

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site unseen: Mural of Merging Voices

Published on May 16, 2017

Students in Jackie Wong’s WVSS Art West45 program have been working together with students in the Gitga’at nation to create a mural and educational opportunity,

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Cedar Blessing Ceremony at Gleneagles Ch’axáý

Published on February 1, 2017

On January 30, 2017, Gleneagles Ch’axáý Elementary along with the West Vancouver Police Department took part in a Squamish Nation traditional blessing ceremony of Ch’ich’iyúy,

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Wagon Convoy Connects First Nations Youth to their Culture

Published on July 2, 2015

West Vancouver Secondary student, Skem’cis, took part in the annual Xeni Gwet’in Youth Wagon trip this summer.
Read more about the eight-day,

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Music’s Our Medicine and More Workshop

Published on May 6, 2015

Students with Aboriginal ancestry from all three West Vancouver District High Schools participate in the “Music’s Our Medicine and More” workshop.

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Bowen Island students visit First Nations Bighouse

Published on April 24, 2015

Grade 4 students from Bowen Island Community School visit First Nations Bighouse.
Read the article form the Bowen Island Undercurrent here.

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Gleneagles Ch’axáý project with Eagle Song Dancers

Published on February 1, 2015

Gleneagles Ch’axáý Elementary students participate in the “Social Friction” project with Squamish Nation’s Eagle Song Dancers.
Read the article from the North Shore News here.

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Aboriginal Agreement Signing

Published on July 6, 2014

The West Vancouver School District signs the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement.
Read the article from the North Shore News here.

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