The Board Of Education School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii)


107 3rd Avenue, PO Box 69
Village of Queen Charlotte, BC V0T 1S0
Tel: (250) 559-8471
Fax: (250) 559-8849; Email: trustees@sd50.bc.ca

The Board of Education of School District No. 50 (Haida Gwaii) is dedicated to assisting students, parents and staff to improve student achievement through community engagement.  The District vision is an educational system that places a high value on education, fosters excellence in all participants, supports the acheivement of their full potential and promotes a healthy learning environment that provides exposure to the diverse cultural, spiritual and social aspects of Haida Gwaii.

Roeland Denooij

Board Chair
  • Area 5  South: Village of Queen Charlotte, Miller Creek, and Moresby Island
  • BC Schools Trustees’ Association (BCSTA)
  • Tel: (250) 637-1888
  • rdenooij@sd50.bc.ca

Dana Moraes

Vice-Chair

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G̱id uuwans, Dana Moraes, belongs to the Haida Eagle Clan of Ts’aahl and is of Haida and Musqueam descent. She is passionate about Economic Development and Indigenous Community Planning. Dana has also worked as a Casting Director, Production Manager, 2nd Assistant Director and now a Screening Coordinator for the film Edge of the Knife. Currently She is employed as a proposal writer and more recently as the Executive Director for Gwaalagaa Naay Corporation (economic arm of the Skidegate Band Council). For the past four years Dana has also proudly been part of Indigenous and Northern Affairs’ Mentorship Initiative and welcomes opportunities to present, facilitate and share knowledge of her communities planning experience, nation to nation.

Dana’s expertise includes a diverse range of planning experience including comprehensive land use, and project-based planning. Her passion for planning began while running Swan Bay Rediscovery Program, a cultural youth camp, where she observed the need for programs that connected youth, elders and language. This is a value that she brings forward into everyday work. Dana continues to support community programs working with elders and youth honouring tradition, language and protocol.

  • Area 4 Skidegate
  • Cultural, District Sports
  • Professional Development (Alternate)
  • Pro D (Alternate)
  • HEC, Local education agreement (Alternate)
  • DPAC (alt)
  • OMVC local education agreement (Alternate)
  • Tel: (250) 637-1238
  • dmoraes@sd50.bc.ca


Area 2 North – Vacant

Julia Breese

  • Area 3 Port Clements, Tlell and Lawn Hill Committee Representative
  • Professional Development
  • District Parent Advisory Council
  • Community Relations
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Tel: (250) 557-4268
  • jbreese@sd50.bc.ca


Wilson Brown

  • Area 1 Old Masset Representative
  • Haida Education Council, Local Education Agreement
  • Tel: (778) 645-0407
  • wbrown@sd50.bc.ca