Welcome parents, educators and students. Over the coming weeks, we hope you will find this website a useful resource in your learning. Indigenous Education in Burnaby Schools will update this page periodically with teachings and lessons that students, parents and educators can access to continue the learning around Indigenous Education while we are physically distant from one another. As a starting point, Elder Latash Nahanee from the Squamish Nation has provided us with some thoughts as we embark on this journey together.
A welcome from Elder Latash Nahanee, Squamish Nation
“When you fall on the thorns of life you bleed,” wrote English poet P. B. Shelly in Ode to the West Wind. Like so many others around the world the Squamish people survived the ice age, great flood and epidemics. We did this through Chen Chen Stway – supporting each other and lifting each other up. We shall get through this pandemic together. Let’s support each other. We shall get through this and enjoy the spring together.”