First Nation

MVHS First Nation Student Council 2017

Miramichi Valley High School and James M. Hill High School are grateful for your participation and involvement!...

Posted: October 17, 2017

Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre

The curriculum resource developed by a distinguished group of Mi’kmaw educators is now available to teachers and the general public online here at the MDCC website as well as in hard copy through the office of the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre project. Supplementary materials can be found here.

Posted: October 17, 2017

OneDrive - Welcome to First Nations

Academic Resources and Lesson Plans for Grades K-12  - Great cultural inclusive materials for schools

Posted: October 17, 2017

Talking Cirlces are a foundational approach to First Nations pedagogy-in-action since they provide a model for an educational activity that encourages dialogue, respect, the co-creation of learning content, and social discourse. The nuance of subtle energy created from using this respectful approach to talking with others provides a sense of communion and interconnectedness that is not often present in the common methods of communicating in the classroom. When everyone has their turn to speak, when all voices are heard in a respectful and attentive way, the learning atmosphere becomes a rich source of information, identity, and interaction.

MVHS has invited Bobby Sylliboy - Tobacco Strategy worker, John Paul - Youth Alcohol and Drug worker, and Rick Dedam - Youth Suicide Prevention worker to hold talking circles with MVHS First Nation students by grade level, grade 9 to 12.

General Process

  • It is respectful to introduce oneself
  • It is important that the circle of people listens respectfully to the person speaking
  • The person who is speaking should 'speak from the heart'
  • Shared communications should be kept in confidence, especially if personal

Cultural Activities and photo's taken from 2017-2018 academic year.  

October 4th has been desginated as a day for social change by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) now Status of Women Canada (SWC). This movement is called Sisters in Spirit and is a day to honour, remember, and raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls in...

Posted: October 17, 2017

First Nation Education

The First Nation Education leads have collaborated First Nations resources. Thier website is continuing to build a data base for your access and use.

These photos are from 2016-2017 academic year

This year our FIrst Nation students and staff are working to improve the school's atmosphere and is becoming more culturally inclusive. This is our first community newsletter to highlight semester one cultural activities. We plan to publish another newsletter in January and a recap newsletter in June. Our hope is to include student voices in future publications, and highlight student achievements.

Please see annual report outlining activites and targets met during the 2016-2017 academic year.


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First Nation MVHS Newsletter Sept to Dec 2017
2016-2017 Cultural Transition Coordinator \ Guidance Annual Report