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Indigenous Education Program

Clayburn's Indigenous Education Program is guided by our Support Worker: Ms. Sydney Ned, Program Coordinator: Mr. Douglas Williams, and School Administrator: Mrs. Heather Reid.

We typically conduct three large Indigenous field trips yearly including: Learn to Fish (Gr. 6), Sturgeon Fishing (Gr. 7) and Canoeing/Kayaking (Gr. 8).  In addition, we have several smaller field trips including Grouse Mtg (Snowshoeing) and frequent cultural learning experiences.

Check out our 2018-19 Year End Video.


Feel free to contact Mr. Williams (, Mrs. Reid ( or Ms. Ned ( if you have questions or comments about the Clayburn Indigenous Program.

Update - Fall 2019
We are pleased to announce that Abbotsford School District will be offering Halq’eméylem instruction at Clayburn Middle School in the 2019-2020 school year.  Halq’eméylem is the Indigenous language of the local Stó:lō people. 

See accompanying file attachment at the bottom of this page for full details.

September 2019
We are sending representatives from our school (Pod A, Pod B, Pod D, and Pod E) to the upcoming Orange Shirt Day Ceremony at Mill Lake.  For the convenience of students attending, the permission form is attached below.  Please speak to homeroom if you have questions or comments.