On Nov. 4th I had the pleasure of a visit to the Katzie First Nation in Pitt Meadows. Fraser Heights Secondary enrolls students from the Katzie First Nation who live on Barnston Island and attend this school. We have worked for many years to develop a close relationship with the band. Our school is build on Katzie First Nation traditional terrritory. Paula Leon, Aboriginal Support Worker Coordinator for our school district and a member of the Katzie First Nation accompanied me along with Brenda Samson, Teacher and Darlene Heath Aboriginal Support Worker. We were fortunate to be met by Katzie Chief Jay Bailey and June Adams, Band Council Educator. We discussed the recent announcement for expansion of our school and possible fieldtrips in the spring by our First Nations 12 students to view the Band Office and Long Houses on the reserve. The Honorable Steven Point, Leuitenant Governor of our province is also related to the Katzie First Nation and we discussed the possiblity of having him come to speak to our students. We appreciate that from time to time we ask the band to support us by sending Elders to speak to our students especially at times when the student may be struggling in school. We want to continue to build on the close relationship with the band and we want to assure the band that we will do all we can to support their students.
Katzie First Nation