Nala’atsi Student Work!

This page is intended to celebrate the excellent work that our students produce on a daily basis. We are privileged to work with such an inspiring and thoughtful group of young people. This page will include: writing, art, poetry, lyrics, and so on. Enjoy!

January 16, 2018: Chaylene – English First Peoples 12

Question: “What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Indigenous’?”
Answer: “When I hear the word Indigenous I think of acceptance. I think of how my people greet each person with open arms. I think of the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Everyone helps raise our children: aunts, uncles, friends. I think of all the strong Indigenous Elders in my life – Daryle and David Somerville come to mind. I think of how much strength my people have, how we fight to keep our culture alive. I think how we are encouraged to keep hush about Canada’s dark past of genocide. I think of how we will not be silenced. I think of strong Indigenous women and my stolen sisters, and how much it pains my heart thinking of my sisters whose lives have been snatched. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of our stolen sisters. Most of all, I think ‘proud.’ I am proud to be an Indigenous woman.”