The Land We're On Prior to 1991
The land on which our school was built has a long history. Prior to the arrival of the Hudson's Bay Company and European settlers, the area surrounding Rogers Elementary School was inhabited, used, and cared for by the Lekwungen Peoples (also known as the Songhees & Esquimalt). This map (below) shows their traditional territory. Like us, the Lekwungen lived, learned, worked, and played in and on hills and among the trees and bushes of what we now call Rogers School.
To learn more about the Lekwungen Peoples, click here and go www.songheesnation.ca & www.esquimaltnation.ca