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NEWS FROM THE INDIGENOUS PROGRAM

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Welcome to the new and returning students to Fraserview Learning Centre (FLC). FLC is dedicated to Indigenizing the school curriculum and embedding Indigenous ways of learning and being and equity. The Indigenous program, not only provides different kinds of support to the Indigenous students and their caregivers, but also the cultural teachers and ways of the Stó:lo First Nation's culture and other Indigenous cultures.

The Medicine Wheel teachings are about balance with the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual parts of ourselves. In addition to doing school work, some of the other activities the students engage in are:


INTERGENERATIONAL QUILTING ON MONDAYS
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MUSIC ON WEDNESDAYS
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INTERGENERATIONAL GARDENING ON THURSDAYS
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HIKING ON FRIDAYS
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FATTY LEGS PRESENTATION (CULTURAL EVENT)
In early November, Christy Fenton, visited the school to talk about the book, Fatty Legs.
Fatty Legs is the story about Margaret Pokiak-Fenton's residential school experience.


BEADING WITH SUSAN O'SOUP (CULTURAL EVENT)
Pre-contact Indigenous groups used natural objects, such as abalone shells to trade with. Early contact introduced glass beads which the Europeans used to trade with. Some Metis and Indigenous women saw the embroidery work of the Nuns which gave them the idea for creating designs with beads on their clothing, moccasins, and so on.

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Indigenous Education Department Siwal Si'wes (Our Forefathers' Teachings)

MISSION STATEMENT
To work collaboratively with all schools to ensure that Indigenous students are successful in Mission Public Schools. While promoting and respecting the traditional territory of the Stó:lo People, we help to foster an awareness and respect of all Indigenous peoples for all students and staff in Mission Public Schools.

Click here to visit the Indigenous Website