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.



Mar
31
Tue
First Nations Student Hand Drumming & Awakening of Canoes Celebration @ Voght Park
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Apr
15
Wed
Honoring our Elders @ Nicola Canford Elementary
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
4
Mon
Culture Camp #2-Land Based Learning @ TBD
May 4 all day
Sep
24
Thu
Merritt Welcome Dinner & Social @ Merritt Secondary School, Multi Purpose Room
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm

Due to SD#58 safety protocols for COVID 19 this event is canceled until further notice.

Sep
30
Wed
Orange Shirt Day
Sep 30 all day

https://medicinewheel.education/pages/live?fbclid=IwAR0gvhGp2Tj5tOR2jtgQXhVzl6YHYWnTZalo_093OVIf7VCyskTGnPa4zQU

https://mailchi.mp/2a1993b3de07/every-child-matters-reconciliation-through-education-virtual-event-on-orange-shirt-day-september-30?e=726d0be09c

https://mailchi.mp/canadashistory/teaching-every-child-matters-1391142?e=5662c1818e

https://www.orangeshirtday.org/uploads/7/9/8/7/79871818/orangeshirtday_14.pdf

Oct
1
Thu
Princeton Welcome Dinner & Social @ Princeton, BC
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm

Due to SD#58 safety protocols for COVID 19 this event is canceled until further notice.

Oct
8
Thu
Culture Camp #1 – Lower Nicola Band
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Due to SD#58 safety protocols for COVID 19 this event is canceled until further notice.

Oct
12
Mon
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 12 all day
Oct
23
Fri
Pro-D Day
Oct 23 all day
Nov
5
Thu
Aboriginal Parent Gathering
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Due to SD#58 safety protocols for COVID 19 this event is canceled until further notice.