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 to 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. I come from a diverse background of Anishnabe, Cree, Mi’kmaq, Scottish and Irish heritage and was raised in the K’omoks Valley. 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. 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 or comments. This year I plan on starting up a youth club called A LOT: Aboriginal Leaders of Tomorrow, which will get off of the ground by October, where we will be able to share meals as well as ideas and ways to help guide our youth onto their future. As this is the first year our club will be up and running I would love input from parents and students on what they want to see for a leadership club based out of our school and hopefully district wide eventually!
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