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Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Teacher:
Jessica Richardson
Aboriginal Support Worker: 
Deleine Perrie

Phone: 604.853.0778 
Room: B204 & B102

Follow on Twitter: @YaleAboriginal
Follow on Facebook: Yale Aboriginal

O'Great Spirit help me to always speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence.


Every Aboriginal Student in the District must have a signed Education Consultation form signed by a parent/guardian every year.  If you have not already done so this year, please click on the document  file at the bottom and fill it out and return it to Yale Secondary School.

Upcoming Events & Date


March 29th - BALANCING OUR MINDS 8:30-3:30 AT MOUAT SECONDARY.  Balancing our minds is a free event for outh to learn about Mental Health, engage in fun activities and participate in thoughtful dialogue.  Registration is open on Eventbrite.

April 11, 2019 - Family Gathering at Community Aboriginal Centre, 3288 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford from 6-8PM.  Come and enjoy a night of food, drumming, and family fun.  Delicious dinner by Sto:lo Catering

June 3 2019 - District Aboriginal Awards night

UBC Summer Science Program - Grade 9's - July 7th - July 13th and Grade 10 & 11 - June 30th-July 6th  See Mrs. Perrie in B204 for more information and a pamphlet on how to apply.


Field Trips


Fort Langley Historic Site - April 9, 2019 - Permissions forms available in B204.  Only 30 Spots available.  

Takaya Tours - Canoe and Nature Walk - June 4th, 2019


Grade 12 Students

If you are a Metis Person in Grade 12, you are eligible to apply for Training Dollars.  The ASETS program offers opportunities for you.   If you are interested in Trades, or a certificate or diploma program, they have funding to assist with your training.  Their program also assists the final 2 years of a degree program.  They also offer Wage Subsidies, Employee Supports and Career Placement.  See Mrs. Perrie in B204 for more information.

February 4, 2019 - Abbotsford Community Foundation Student Awards Program Directory and Application forms Available online.  Application Deadline is February 25, 2019

To access AED (the Aboriginal Education’s Ray and Millie Silver Library):
·         Login to your school through Destiny
·         Catalogue
·         Library search
·         Basic
·         Use the location dropdown to choose
.   “district” if you just want to search AbEd, CORE, and AVS
.   “Abbotsford school district” if you want to include the entire school district’s collections
·         Type in your search term
·         click on “title details”
·         “hold it” should be a choice on the right hand side of the title details (only if the book is available at AED)
·         A drop down appears if you choose:
.   “as soon as possible” then it will be interoffice mailed to you (one book only)
.   “reserve for specific date” then it will be put aside for you to pick up on that date
·         The library technician at AED will be working there 2x/week and will process the books
·         If you want specific orders processed differently, please email