• 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.

Jan
17
Thu
Culture Camp Study Session #1 January 17th, 2019 House of Honour 3:30-6pm @ House of Honour, rear of MSS on Chapman Street.
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

RSVP to Crystal McMaster at cmcmaster@365.sd58.bc.ca or call 250-378-2230

Jan
25
Fri
Student Hand Drumming Celebration @ Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
14
Thu
Awakening of the Canoes @ House of Honour, MSS
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
16
Sat
Spring Break
Mar 16 – Mar 31 all day
Apr
25
Thu
Culture Camp Study Session #2 @ House of Honor - Merritt Secondary School
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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