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.

Apr
29
Mon
MSS Language Classes Field Trip to Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver, BC
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – May 1 @ 3:00 pm
May
2
Thu
Elders Gathering-Cancelled @ Nicola Canford Elementary School
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event cancelled this year and will be rescheduled for the 2019/20 School year.

May
3
Fri
Merritt Bench Elementary School – Culture Camp @ Nooaitch Indian Band
May 3 all day
May
9
Thu
Grade Nine Aboriginal Tech Day @ Glimpse Lake
May 9 all day
May
16
Thu
INDIGENOUS TEK DAY – TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE “LAND BASED LEARNING’ – GRADE 9 STUDENTS @ NOOAITCH INDIAN BAND
May 16 all day
May
22
Wed
8th Annual Student Powwow @ LNIB Arbor
May 22 all day

Dancers please register with Christine Anderson @ 1-250-378-2514 or

Email: canderson@365.sd58.bc.ca

May
23
Thu
Culture Camp #2- Metis Culture & Language @ TBA
May 23 all day

The local Metis Association will be hosting a learning day for SD58 staff.

*Please note the date and location is TBA.

May
30
Thu
Language and Culture Camp @ Monck Park
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
Jun
6
Thu
First Nation Graduation Celebration MSS, PSS, KLC & The Bridge @ Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FNE first nations ed grad invitation FINAL[3267]

All grads must RSVP with their First Nations Support Workers to reserve tables by May 22, 2019.

Seating is limited to 6 guests per Grad.

 

Jun
21
Fri
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day