Ragu Kanalingam, Principal, Echo Dene School

Ragu Kanagalingham

Principal

Echo Dene School
General Delivery, Fort Liard, NT X0G 0A0
Ph. (867) 770-4486
Fax. (867) 770-3300

Our School

Archaeological work done in the area has shown that Fort Liard is one of the oldest, continuously occupied Indigenous sites in the Northwest Territories. At Fisherman Lake, near Fort Liard, the same fishing place was inhabited by various Indigenous cultures for about 9 000 years and, eventually, by the present Slavey Dene people.

The school was built in 1987 and is situated in Fort Liard, NT. Fort Liard is a community of just under 600 residents situated in a valley just off the beautiful Fort Liard river; two hours north of Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Echo Dene School is named after the tribe that inhabited this area.

Echo Dene School has approximately one hundred twenty students from JK-12. The school is a warm and caring place. At Echo Dene School, we prioritize respect and building good relationships. Students enjoy a variety of athletic and after school programs including: soccer, traditional games, basketball, ipad & Lego club, and music. Echo Dene School also hosts E-learning for our high school students. E-learning originates in Inuvik, NT and allows students access to a greater variety of course offerings.

As school principal, I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in this incredible community. I am extremely grateful for the natural beauty of the landscape and for the warmth of the people. I treasure being able to work daily with our incredible students and staff.

Echo Dene- (having a snack with a friend)