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Merle Williams with Nancy Knickerbocker on Aboriginal Education

Merle Williams

Haida teacher, activist and wise woman, Merle taught in Delta for decades. Merle wanted to give back to her union so she volunteered to be on the Aboriginal Education Task Force, formed in 1998. She became the first staff person for the Aboriginal Education Program at the BCTF. The first time she got the job it was only for a six-month position. However, the executive of the BCTF knew they had a good thing going with Merle. They hired her again for another four years to do more ground-breaking work in Aboriginal Education.