Indigenous Education


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Delta School District’s Indigenous Education Website

On this site, you will find access to resources in the district, curated list of useful sites, professional learning opportunities and conferences, current events, AEEA document, and more.

You are welcome to contact us at anytime for more information or conversation.

Acknowledgment of Traditional Coast Salish Territory

The City of Delta is situated on Coast Salish territory, which includes the Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN), Musqueam Indian Band and other Salishan language groups. In the 2021/2022 school year, there were approximately 660 students who have self-identified as being of Indigenous ancestry. There are approximately 50 students from the Tsawwassen First Nation attending Delta schools. It is the District’s hope that as the curriculum becomes more embedded with Indigenous culture and teachings and more fully reflects and represents the society in which we live, students will choose to self-identify because of a developing pride and confidence in their culture. All children should be proud of who they are and where they come from.

Acknowledgment of Traditional Territory in Delta School District


The Indigenous Education Program in Delta

The mandate of Delta’s Indigenous Education Department is to ensure the success of all students with Indigenous Ancestry in the District. The Delta School District is committed to bringing Indigenous culture and history to all learners across all of the grades. The new Ministry curriculum has Indigenous perspectives embedded throughout the learning outcomes. All students in schools today have a right to learn about their country’s Indigenous culture and history, both past and present. Learning first about the local First Nations people and their territory is important before learning about the Indigenous groups in the rest of the country.

The members of the Indigenous Education department include:

  • District Principal, Indigenous Education – Diane Jubinville
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator, Literacy Focus– Karen McDonald
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator, Social/ Emotional (K-12) – Lauren Neufeld
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator, Secondary – Heidi Wood
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator, Elementary – Lyndsay Smith
  • Indigenous Cultural Mentor – Nathan Wilson
  • Social Emotional Behavioural Strategists – Michelle Strukoff, Sevasti Anast, Jennifer Walters