The Indigenous Education Department team is happy to be back in the schools and is ready for another great year. We are excited to see and hear about all the fun activities our students experienced this summer.
Indigenous Education Youth Voice organized the 2nd annual Bannock Back off at Eagle River Secondary on December 4th. This is a fun event for students to get together and create some delicious bannock for our Knowledge Keepers to judge. Jackson Secondary took home the win for fried bannock and Eagle River Secondary won best baked bannock. Congratulations and thank you to all teams who took part int this great day.
Hi everyone! My name is Anne Tenning and I am a member of the Stz’uminus First Nation on Vancouver Island.
I’m really excited about joining the team in SD83! The North Okanagan has been my home-away-from home for a long time. My twin sister has lived in Vernon for over 20 years. I absolutely love being an educator – as it was a teacher I had in grade 7, Mrs. Clark, who completely changed my life and inspired me to become a teacher myself. Mrs. Clark and I are still dear friends.
In 1993, I became the first member of my family to graduate from high school. I then completed a BA and a BEd at the University of BC, followed by an MA at the University of Victoria in 2010. I have been an educator for 18 years, working as a secondary teacher (science and English), an academic counsellor for Aboriginal students, and as a District Principal of Aboriginal Education – first in SD 67 Okanagan Skaha and then in SD 68 Nanaimo Ladysmith. I am passionate about increasing Indigenous perspectives and understandings in education, particularly the lasting legacy of residential schools. My mother, Elizabeth Tenning, is a survivor of the Kuper Island Indian Residential School.