Wilps Duuk' and family hold a procession ceremony at NESS with staff and students.

On January 28, 2020, Wilps Duuk' and family held a procession ceremony for the Late Peter Goymer Cross at Nisga'a Elementary Secondary School prior to taking their loved one home to Laxgalts'ap. Peter had taught for many years for the School District #92(Nisga'a) and has left a great legacy for staff and students to follow. 

Nisga'a Cultural protocol took place and words of encouragement has been shared with staff, students, and to the grieving family by former colleague Edward McMillan, "Mr. Cross had an extensive career starting at Greenville Elementary, now known as Alvin. A. McKay Elementary," said Mr. McMillan, "He coached volley ball, basketball, and track and field, where he brought students to many heights in major competition."  Former student, now Vice-Principal at N.E.S.S., shared: "We are deeply humbled by the presence that Mr. Cross carried into our schools. His enthusiasm, his gentle approach, his inclusiveness have inspired the students of our schools to be proactive with education. His leadership in our district was genuine and thoughtful. We will truly miss his regal presence. To his children, we say Thank you, for letting us borrow your dad, he has guided many children upon a pathway of inspiration that will shine brightly for many years to come. Haagwil heheesi'm," said Mr. McKay.

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