Indigenous Education

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District No. 42 lies within the traditional territories of the Katzie First Nation and the Kwantlen First Nation. The Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous Education department welcomed Kathleen Anderson to action the recommendations listed in the Deepening Indigenous Education and Equity report.

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.