Aboriginal Nations Education

Spectrum Community School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, on whose traditional territories, we live, we learn, and we do our work. 

Aboriginal Education supports all learners?  Please view the slideshow.

In 1979, the Greater Victoria School District in partnership with the Victoria local of the United Native Nations formed a Commission to review and make recommendations regarding the education and cultural needs of Aboriginal students.  The findings of this Commission led to the creation of the Native Indian Education Division, which has since become known as the Aboriginal Nations Education Division (ANED).  They also have their own website.

Animal Stories, Legends, and Teaching


News and Events

Aboriginal Graduation Ceremony and Dance:

  • Thursday, June 1st at 5pm at the Songhees Nation Wellness Centre.
  • Please see First Nations Teacher Emma Milliken or Counsellor Paul Thomas for more info.

Aboriginal Grade 12 Students:

  • Songhees Nations and Makola Housing Society are accepting applications from First Nations Grade 12 Students for summer jobs.
  • See First Nations Teacher Emma Milliken or Counsellor Paul Thomas for more info.
  • The Aboriginal Nations Graduation Ceremony and Dinner is on Thursday June 1st 5:00 pm at the Songhees Nation Welness Centre. More details to follow closer to the date.



Past Happenings


Spectrum Students were among the District First Nations Student Drum Group who did the opening song at Rink Cycle II  Event  with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 9th.











On Tuesday, November 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the community was invited to Spectrum Community School (957 West Burnside Road) to view the “100 Years of Loss” exhibit: a history of residential schools and their legacy.  Please view our page detailing the evening.













Meet former Spectrum student Jenna Lancaster and learn  more about Greater Victoria school district’s graduation completion rate improvement.