Wayne Bulmer

Director of Education, Tl'azt'en Nation

CURA Stream Leader- Science and Cultural Education

Phone: 250.648.3227 Fax:250.648.3288

Email: wayne.bulmer@tlazten.bc.ca

Location: Tache, BC


For the past fifteen years Wayne has worked primarily within B.C.’s First Nations communities as an educator at the primary to adult levels. Prior to that time he was engaged for nearly twenty years as a mineral exploration geologist, from Labrador to the Yukon Territory.
As an educator, Wayne has developed curriculum and a model of curriculum delivery, assessment and reporting that divests the teacher of owning the student’s learning, cultivates student academic resilience and encourages vision needed for the development of a community of learners. His background in the sciences enabled him to set up a school-wide science programme that engaged learners from Kindergarten to Grade 10. He has presented twice at the annual First Nations Conference on Aboriginal Education, and published a paper related to best practices amongst at-risk aboriginal learners. Currently, as Director of Education for Tl’azt’en Nation, Wayne is involved with issues surrounding the implementation of Jurisdiction of Education (Bill C-34) for B.C.’s First Nation communities.
Wayne is a Member of the British Columbia College of Teachers, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He holds degrees in Science (BSc, 1973), Education (MEd, 2006), and is expected to begin Doctoral studies (EdD) in the fall of 2007, focusing on Aboriginal jurisdiction over education. Wayne is married with three grown children and resides in Smithers and Tache, B.C.