Indigenous Education

The serves all schools in School Ƶ 60, developing and promoting Indigenous programs that increase knowledge and understanding in the community. Working with teachers, support workers, administrators, and the broader community, its representatives assist with providing cultural awareness sessions, workshops, counselling, restorative justice facilitation and more.

Traditional Territory

We work, learn, and live on the traditional territory of the Tsaa? Çhé Ne Dane or Dane-zaa. Our district is also in Treaty 8 territory, the only numbered treaty in British Columbia.

Dane-zaa Word of the Day

Audio recordings of more words and phrases are available on the

Our Ƶ Values in Dane-zaa

Respect- Dane ęjíínúúnaleh
You have Compassion -Tsʼúúnayéh
Honesty – lhǫʔeh
Responsibility (from ‘you pack it’) -Dááhwǫ́ghelh
Relationship. (they are together) – Ęhtah we̱s̱ʔǫh.

Local Education Agreements

School Ƶ No. 60 has signed Local Education Agreements (LEA) with all three of our First Nations communities; Blueberry Ƶ First Nations, Doig Ƶ First Nation and Halfway Ƶ First Nation. Local Education Agreements are important tools for building relationships between First Nation communities and Boards of Education, in order to support improved First Nation student outcomes (FNESC, 2019). Click on the poster below for more information

SD60 First Nations LEA Poster

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Pat Jansen, Principal
Phone – (250) 261-6244

Marie Westergaard, Secretary
Phone – (250) 785-8324

Indigenous Education Center

12264 242 Road, Grandhaven

Mailing Address
12264 242 rd
Fort St. John, B.C. V1J 8A8
Phone – (250) 785-8324
Fax – (250) 785-0846