• Jim Toodlican ,Marshall Kraus, Shayla George, Sarah Mcleod cutting of the buckskin ribbon at "House of Honour" Grand opening Sept 2011.

Aboriginal Education in the Nicola-Similkameen Valleys

School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is proud to serve students from our six local Bands, the Metis Nation and from Aboriginal communities outside of our district.  A rich cultural component is provided by, approximately 40% of our students who report Aboriginal ancestry. The Coldwater Band, Lower Nicola Band, Nooaitch Band, Shackan Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Band, the Metis and School District #58 are mutually committed to the goal of personal success and the best education possible for all First Nations Students.  Improving in the area of Aboriginal Education is a focus of our present work in the Nicola-Similkameen and we are committed to listening and working collaboratively with the First Nations community to do so.

Oct
10
Thu
Culture Camp #1 – Coldwater @ Coldwater Indian Band
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
24
Thu
FN Parent Gathering @ Merritt Central Elementary
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm
Nov
14
Thu
Honoring our Elders @ Nicola Canford Elementary
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Feb
14
Fri
Youth Leadership Conference @ Merritt Secondary School
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mar
11
Wed
Awakening of Canoes/FN Drumming @ Merritt Secondary School
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr
22
Wed
Grade 7 Traditional Games @ Colletville Elementary
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
7
Thu
Culture Camp #2 @ TBD
May 7 @ 10:19 pm – 11:19 pm
May
20
Wed
District 9th Annual Pow Wow
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Jun
3
Wed
Language & Culture Camp @ Monk Park
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
11
Thu
FN Grad Celebration @ NVIT
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm