Lakeland Catholic School District is Pleased to Announce David Janvier as Elder in Residence
Lakeland Catholic School District is pleased to announce David Janvier as the Elder in Residence for the District. David will be working with the District as part of the Building Collaboration and Capacity in Education Program (Alberta Education). He will work in collaboration with the District’s FNMI (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) Coordinator liaising between Lakeland Catholic Schools and our neighbouring First Nations communities.
The purpose of the project is for the First Nations students in Lakeland Catholic Schools to receive coordinated education programs and services that are responsive to their needs. The project goal is to open up opportunities for all stakeholders to learn from one another so that we can bring our strengths together and empower our FNMI students in school and beyond.
David was born in Cold Lake, and has lived at Cold Lake First Nations for most of his life. He has also lived in Edmonton and Calgary.
David has worked at various places as a social worker throughout the years and he was a Band Councillor with Cold Lake First Nations for one term. He conducts various workshops and cultural ceremonies throughout western Canada.
David is enthusiastic about working with the entire school district and he says, “I am looking forward to working with everyone at Lakeland Catholic and to identifying and preserving the First Nations culture within the school district.”
David will commence his position as Elder in Residence with the District on September 12, 2016.
Congratulations David on your new position and welcome to the Lakeland Catholic Family.
*Press Release from LCSD