WSANEC School Board, Executive Assistant
Hi, I’m Esther Morris from Tsartlip First Nation, and I work with the WSANEC School Board as the Executive Assistant. My role with Living Lab is to help coordinate the WSANEC School Board engagement; we are currently focused on the new Indigenous Education and Resurgence Research Project. This project will re-connect our WSANEC peoples to Salish Sea relatives, such as Lekwungen and Lummi, supporting our community priorities for education, land rights and culture.
My interests are being at home in this pandemic (sarcasm); remaining culturally active in our Coast Salish culture and traditions; keeping my children engaged in education and culture, and passing along teachings that have been passed on to me from my parents and grandparents.
Living Lab is a great project coming alive that will be used for generations. My late grandfather, Ivan Morris Sr, was a key knowledge keeper and with the SENCOTEN language and education – being a part of this project has significant meaning to me. I’m excited to see it all unfold for our learners to use for many years. Once this project is complete and utilized in the curriculum, it will have even greater meaning to the Coast Salish people.