BC signs Aboriginal education agreement with school district

November 20, 2013

The Bulkley Valley school district has signed an education agreement with the province of British Columbia, renewing the province’s commitment to support Aboriginal learner success. This is the second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement signed with the district, and includes new content such as an 8-week unit called "We are Witsuwit'en" for Grade 4 classes that culminates in a traditional feast in the community; Indian Residential School history and impacts for Grade 7 students through "Untold History: Understanding the Impact of Indian Residential Schools on Canada's Aboriginal People;" and in-depth history of the local First Nations with "Niwhts'ide'nï Hibi'it'ën: The Ways of Our Ancestors," to be integrated into Grade 7-12 curriculum. Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education stated, "Aboriginal Enhancement Agreements continue to yield dividends for Aboriginal students throughout the province and I want to congratulate all those who have come together in support of students in the Bulkley Valley." BC News Release