The Indigenous Education Committee recommends programs and initiatives to recruit, retain, and support Indigenous teachers. This committee also examines the conditions for Indigenous learners within our school district and recommends strategies that better support Indigenous learners in classrooms throughout the district. The Indigenous Education Committee meets regularly, sometimes twice monthly, to organize its three annual district-wide events: 1) our pro-d day events, which take place in November and May each year, where teachers come together to share in a pro-d day of Indigenous everything, from teachings, speakers, dancers, drummers, hands-on, experiential art, and traditional food; and 2) our National Indigenous Day Celebration each June. All three of these events are free to Surrey teachers.


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Number of Members



No chair indicated as yet

Committee Members

Carolyn Sousa
Phyllis Minsky
Angela Marcakis
Annie Ohana
Melanie Miki
Gavin Hainsworth
Mykola Misiak
Helen Kelsey
Donna Knapp
Cheryl Corrick
Allison Hotti
Amanda Anderson
Jacquie King