Liza Haldane – Nisga’a Village of Laxgalts’ap
Early Childhood Care & Education | Coast Mountain College
Indigenous Early Years Bursary Award Recipient
My name is Liza Haldane. I am from the House of Duuk and the Laxgibuu Clan. I am a proud mother of three and our family is nestled in the community of Laxgalts’ap within the Nisga’a Nation. I have chosen ECCE because I strongly believe my Ancestors have guided me here. Many of my people are suffering from detrimental childhood experiences due to the effects of colonization and residential school. My current practice is rooted in social emotional wellness and brain development. I will continue my educational journey to influence various levels and sectors that support First Nations people.
“What a wonderful program! Your application process is clear and informative. I know there are fewer and fewer applicants for ECCE each year and this bursary is an amazing incentive to keep students in the field. Thank you for this opportunity!”