Aboriginal Education in the Nicola-Similkameen Valleys

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.

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Sep
30
Thu
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation-No School
Sep 30 all day
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation-No School

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30 and there will be no school on this day.

Oct
7
Thu
Culture Camp #1: LNIB
Oct 7 all day
Nov
4
Thu
Virtual Aboriginal Parent Gathering
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
20
Mon
Winter Break
Dec 20 @ 6:40 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:40 pm
Feb
10
Thu
Merritt Youth Leadership Conference Gr.9s @ MSS
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
17
Thu
Princeton Youth Leadership Gr.9s @ PSS
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Feb
21
Mon
Louis Riel Day/Family Day-No School
Feb 21 all day
Mar
17
Thu
Awakening of Canoe & FN Hand drumming
Mar 17 all day
Mar
21
Mon
Spring Break
Mar 21 @ 8:12 pm – Apr 1 @ 9:12 pm
Apr
14
Thu
TRC Study Session #2 HOH
Apr 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm