• 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.

Elders Gathering @ Nicola Canford Elementary School
Apr 18 @ 11:00 pm – 2:00 pm
8th Annual Student Powwow @ LNIB Arbor
May 22 all day
First Nation Graduation Celebration MSS, PSS, KLC & The Bridge @ Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All grads must RSVP with their First Nations support work to reserve tables.