Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Nusdeh Yoh meet to share ideas, discuss successes and challenges

April 4, 2018

A contingent from Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools has taken a field trip to Prince George, British Columbia to learn from the Nusdeh Yoh Aboriginal Choice School. Nusdeh Yoh is an Aboriginal Choice school that places additional emphasis on First Nations culture, history, language, and values. The Nanaimo-Ladysmith team met with a team from Nusdeh Yoh for discussion before touring the school. Nusdeh Yoh discussed its successes and challenges openly with visitors, while Snuneymuxw councilor Emmy Manson explained how, for some, the school offers learning for the spirit and heart as well as the brain. “It’s really given us ideas and motivation to continue moving forward, because this work is challenging,” said Anne Tenning, Nanaimo-Ladysmith Vice-Principal of Aboriginal Education. Nanaimo Bulletin