El Swáyel, Hello,
My name is Lincoln Lowe, I am a recent hire to the Comox School District, working with my colleague Jeannine Lindsay as your child's Aboriginal Support Worker (ASW) at Lake Trail Middle School. Previously, I was working in the Alternate Education program as an ASW for the Chilliwack School District, Living in the Lower Mainland. Being new to Vancouver Island and the Comox School District, I am happy to plant my feet in and connect with the Valleys Aboriginal Youth with many of the exciting opportunities our Aboriginal Department has to offer.
Born in Chilliwack BC, I am a Cheam First Nations member from Stó:lō territory. Studying at the University of the Fraser Valley, I graduated in spring of 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Criminology. While taking various electives regarding Aboriginal Culture along with my chosen field of study, tied together with my own ancestry, working with our aboriginal youth has quickly grown into a passion of mine. With professional experience and focus on life-skills development, there are many opportunities I have as an ASW, helping your child navigate important aspects of life and community involvement. A driving principal in my own professional address, lies in the importance of facilitating relationships with all students in a relaxed and open manner. From a quick 'Hello' in the hallway, to an open-door policy regarding any concerns or questions, I am available.
An open-door policy extended to parents as well, available to contact during school hours, I look forward to meeting our student's families and connecting with the awesome Comox Valley community.
Aboriginal Support Worker / Lake Trail Middle School
(778) 982 1415
Aaniin, Gila'kasla, Hello
My name is Jeannine Lindsay and I am your child’s Aboriginal Support Worker at Lake Trail Middle School. I would like to say how happy and excited I am to be back at Lake Trail again and getting to know all of our Aboriginal students and their families. I am also thrilled to be able to share my cultural knowledge and academic background with your child and hope that they feel welcome and excited too!
A little bit about me. My
traditional names are Aaabawasige and Gawala enuxw xwame’ and my given name is
Jeannine Lindsay. I come from a rich heritage of Anishnabe, Cree, Irish and Scottish ancestry and am blessed to also be adopted Musgamadw Dzawada’enuxw and am very happy to be living in the Land
of Plenty, K’omoks. I am very fortunate to have a cultural family and to have been able to travel and visit neighbouring Nations where I was able to witness their culture and customs as well as share mine. Growing up I was surrounded by amazing mentors who taught me everything from dream catcher making to jingle dancing, drum making and bannock making, bead work, traditonal medicine harvesting and the list goes on. Growing up being able to be proud of who I was and where I came from has led me to the work that I do now and I truly hope that I can help your child to feel proud of themselves and where they come from.
I am looking forward to sharing my cultural knowledge through projects, classroom presentations and school gatherings this year and welcome any questions, comments or suggestions. This year we plan on continuing our youth club ALOT: Aboriginal Leaders of Tomorrow and maintaining our communal meals as well as joint projects with other schools. We accomplished many cultural projects last year including building a traditional smoke house, smoking fish, elk and deer meat, learning to play Atlatl, creating miniature Big Houses to name a few and we hope to complete many more this year!
Please feel free to contact me via email or phone call or pop by to see me if you have time. I am available during regular school hours and hope to be able to help you and your child in any way I can. Have a wonderful school year!
ASW Lake Trail Middle School
(250) 334-3168 ext 240