Indigenous Vision and Reconciliation Action Plan
Pearson College UWC is located on the traditional territory of the Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation. As an international school offering a pre-university International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to up to 200 students from across Canada and around the world, the College has always welcomed Indigenous students from Canada and other countries since the school’s inception in 1974.
Pearson is intentionally building upon the diversity of the College community to specifically focus on transforming Pearson College into a community of cultural safety for Indigenous people. To do so, the College has made a renewed commitment to ongoing recruitment and retention of Indigenous students, developing and adopting an Indigenous Vision for the College and building and following a Reconciliation Action Plan.
Reconciliation is ongoing, not a destination. Like all organizations, Pearson will continue to grow, change and develop so the Reconciliation Action Plan must be a living document. Over time, it must be monitored, evaluated, used and re-examined.
Pronunciation Guide to our SENĆOŦEN House Names
Indigenous Advisory Council Established
The journey to establishing meaningful and inclusive Indigenous Visions as an inherent part of the Pearson College UWC community continues this fall and into the West Coast winter, according to Indigenous Consultant Marcia Dawson. “As we journey on the path of...
Towards an Indigenous Vision at Pearson College UWC
By ‘Naa-mehl (Marcia Dawson), Indigenous Consultant Amma Sah! Simgigyet, Sigidimhaanak’ ganhl k’uba wilkshxw Toyaxsi’y ‘niisi’m. Naa-mehl hl we’y. Lax Gibuu hl pdeega’ay. Wilps Haizimsque win sawitxswi’y. Angeline Turner hl noo’y. Magnus Turner hl nigwoodi’y....
Embracing an Indigenous Vision and welcoming Marcia Dawson – June 2019.
Dear Community, I have received with gratitude many thoughtful comments about the decision to move in a new direction concerning an overall Indigenous Vision for the College. This new direction will: Strengthen support for students who identify as Indigenous,...
President’s Update – Spring 2017
Marking a Milestone Year President’s Update -- Spring 2017 Dear Pearson Community, The year 2017 is a special one for Pearson College UWC as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to our inspiration and namesake, Lester B....
Honouring Treaty Day at Pearson
The Pearson College community was joined on Sunday, 1 May, by the Band Chief, Council and members of the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nation for a special event to honour the signing of the Douglas Treaties. See photos, or watch the video broadcast of the event. ...
An overview of SENĆOŦEN language on firstvoices.com
Guide to Indigenous Organizations & Services
British Columbia Assembly of First Nations
Marcia Turner - Indigenous Advisor
In June 2019, the College started working with Marcia Turner, an accomplished Indigenous Leader, who will assist Pearson in developing the Indigenous Vision for the College on both individual and community levels.
Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as our map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide.
Sc'ianew First Nation Band
TE'MEXW Treaty Association
Learn more about the TE’MEXW Treaty Association.
Read the Press Release about the Indigenous Protected Area at Mary Hill.