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January 10, 2018

Acknowledging Traditional Territory

“F.W. Howay Elementary School recognizes and acknowledges the Qayqayt First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play and we do our work.”

At New Westminster Schools, we believe that acknowledging Traditional Territory is a way to honour and show respect to the original inhabitants of this land. This practice encourages sharing in Aboriginal cultures, and leads to better relationships and understandings.

CLICK HERE for more information about the New Westminster School District’s Aboriginal Education Program.