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 First Nation and other Salishan language groups. In the 2021/2022 school year, there are approximately 600 students who have self-identified as being of Aboriginal ancestry. There are approximately 40 students from the Tsawwassen First Nation and Musqueam First Nation attending Delta schools. It is the District’s hope that as the curriculum becomes more embedded with the Aboriginal 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:

  • Director of Instruction, Equity & Success – Ted Johnson
  • District Vice Principal, Indigenous Education – Diane Jubinville
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator, Elementary – Karen McDonald
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator, Secondary – Jessica LeBrun
  • Indigenous Success Coordinator (Social/ Emotional Focus) – Rhonda Lochhead
  • Adolescent Literacy Coordinator, Indigenous Focus (grades 5-12) – Tashi Kirincic
  • Teacher Mentor, Indigenous Focus – Lyndsay Smith
  • Indigenous Cultural Enhancement Facilitator (ICEF) – Nathan Wilson
  • Indigenous Itinerant Education Assistant (EA) – Michelle Strukoff

To view the most recent Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement (AEEA) click here.

To open the AEEA Annual Report click here.

AEEA Annual Report 2014-2015