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Home / Indigenous Education

Indigenous

To learn from the land - To build relationships - To walk in two worlds - Together

Indigenous Learning Team

The NLPS Indigenous Learning Team is dedicated to creating a meaningful and successful learning experience for all Indigenous students while also supporting the greater learning community in continuing and strengthening our value and respect of Indigenous cultures, histories, knowledge, languages, skills and people as an integral part of our learning. 

If you have any questions or or concerns please reach out to the school-based staff members at your school or other relevant district staff members. 


Meet the Team!

NLPS District Indigenous Learning Team Members

Ricki Bartlet

Director of Instruction: Indigenous Learning

Emily Magyar

Learning Coordinator: Indigenous Learning

Tannis Calder

Learning Coordinator: Indigenous Learning

Patti McCarthy

District Assistant: Indigenous Learning 250.741.5318

Jessica Giesbrecht

District ICSSW Coordinator

Indigenous Learning Outreach Workers

School-Based Staff

Indigenous Learning Support Teachers

Brenda Kohlruss

Ladysmith Secondary

Michelle Kalmokoff

Dover Bay Secondary

Shayla Billy

Nanaimo District Secondary

Jacob Thom

John Barsby

Janice Wilson

Bayview Elementary + Hul̓q̓umín̓um̓

Michelle Sokoloski

Cedar Secondary

Nicole Wedholm

Wellington Secondary

Troy Johnston

Learning Alternatives (Woodlands)

Indigenous Culture and Student Support Workers

Indigenous Culture and student Support Workers are staffed at each school. Please contact the school or Patti McCarthy for contact information.