Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 lies within the traditional territories of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation. The Aboriginal Education department supports all students in our schools who self-identify as having either First Nations, Métis, or Inuit ancestry in their family line.
For more information about the program, visit our Aboriginal Education website.
Deepening Indigenous Education and Equity
In Fall of 2020, School District No 42 joined the Equity in Action project, lead by the Indigenous Education branch of the Ministry of Education and Child Care. Under the direction of lead investigator Dr. Amy Parent, a joint SFU and UBC research team conducted interviews, sharing circles, and focus groups to identify the barriers that exist in the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District that impact Indigenous student success and achievement. This research was concluded in June 2022. In September 2022, the school district and the Aboriginal Education department welcomed Kathleen Anderson to action the recommendations listed in the Deepening Indigenous Education and Equity report.