District Indigenous Education Resources

Saanich Schools SD63

School District No. 63 (Saanich) resides on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ people encompassing the four local communities: BO,ḰE,ĆEN (Pauquachin), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), W̱,SIKEM (Tseycum), and S,ȾAUTW̱ (Tsawout). We would like to acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people for sharing their territory. HÍ SW̱KE

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School District No. 63 (Saanich) is committed to providing an education for W̱SÁNEĆ and other Indigenous students in ways that enable them to retain their identity and pride in their heritage and, at the same time, gain respect for the diverse cultures presented in schools today.

Through the Education Enhancement Agreement, School District No. 63 (Saanich) continues to recognize and honour the historical importance of the preservation of the language and culture of the W̱SÁNEĆ people.

It recognizes SENĆOŦEN as the principle First Nations language of the Saanich territory and continues to support programs and curricula that build deeper understandings of the W̱SÁNEĆ culture, values, and history.