G. P. Vanier Aboriginal Education
The Aboriginal Program here at G.P. Vanier is available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:15pm. This is a program of inclusion for all students with a focus on students of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis or Inuit). This ancestry can be determined on a voluntary basis through self-identification and includes Status, Non-Status, Metis or Inuit Ancestry and may extend several generations back in your family history.
Ms. Kathy Larson, Ms. Kristen Kirkpatrick and Mr. Alex Jules are our Aboriginal Support Workers here at G. P. Vanier. All of these individuals are assigned to support students in class.
The Aboriginal Program provides academic, cultural, leadership and personal support to students as well as arranging cultural presentations, post secondary sessions/field trips and lunch time groups. This service is provided to enhance G.P. Vanier’s school programs and if there is anything we can do to support your child please feel free to contact us.
For a list of reources to help staff and students with awareness around how to incorporate authentic and engaging Aboriginal resources into classes: AbEd Resources
Kathy Larson (Kathy.Larson@sd71.bc.ca)
Kristen Kirkpatrick (Kristen.Kirkpatrick@sd71.bc.ca)
Alex Jules (Alex.Jules@sd71.bc.ca)
4830 Headquarters Road