Heiltsuk Nation's SEAS Coordinator Wins Teaching Award

From: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/home

From: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/home

Congratulations go out to Johanna Walker-Gordon who coordinates the SEAS school program in Bella Bella, for being awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Read more here.

What sets Johanna apart is her ability to creatively integrate education that occurs outside the school with what occurs inside the school, engaging our students in exploring their traditional territory and culture, and preparing them to become environmental and resource stewards.
— Colleague quoted at: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/pmate-ppmee.nsf/eng/wz02238.html

Mtm gathering trip in Nuxalk

Mtm gathering trip in Nuxalk

We share a post from Luke Mack dated March 3, 2017 about a mtm (sea urchin) harvesting field trip.

We took students out on the inlet to gather mtm over the span of two days in early March. We had the wisdom of Stanley King, Nuxalk elder, the guidance of Ernie Tallio, Coastal Guardian Watchmen Program Coordinator, and the help of Darwin Anderson, certified commercial diver, to help harvest mtm. 

Summer 2016 Update from Nuxalk Nation

Summer 2016 Update from Nuxalk Nation

The 2016 Nuxalk Summer SEAS Internship program was successful yet again in providing a wonderful SEAS Program learning experience for our youth in Bella Coola. This year’s program found a balance between providing our youth with opportunities to work with, learn from, and network with organizations involved in their own form of stewardship within Nuxalk territory.