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Our Goal of Reconciliation

To support the Board of Education’s goal of Reconciliation, a Reconciliation Advisory Committee (Syeyutsus Family) was formed with the purpose to develop a Reconciliation Policy and Framework for reconciliation across the district, using a process that is culturally relevant, sensitive and significant.

The Syeyutsus Family includes representation from:

Ron Poitra, Mid-Island Metis Nation
Grace Nielsen, Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre
Joan Brown, Snuneymuxw First Nation
Pearl Harris, Stz’uminus First Nation
Lawrence Mitchell, Snaw-Naw-As First Nation
Stephanie Higginson & Bill Robinson, Trustees
Denise Wood, President, NDTA
Jamie Smith, Executive, CUPE
Leana Pellegrin, Executive, DPAC
Ted Cadwallader, Director of Instruction, Indigenous Learning
Scott Saywell, Superintendent
Tim Davie, Deputy Superintendent
Stephanie Johnson, Syeyutsus Saays’um (one that does the work to support walking together)

The Reconciliation Policy | Syeyutsus “Walking Together”

Read it or Watch it below

 *The Reconciliation Committee Defines the Syeyutsus Policy

The Syeyutsus Family shares their thoughts:

Harvey Seymour shares Syeyutsus from his lens as Stz’uminus Knowledge Keeper

Jamie Smith shares Syeyutsus from her lens representing CUPE

Denise Wood shares Syeyutsus from her lens representing the NDTA


Leana Pellegrin shares Syeyutsus from her lens representing the DPAC