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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May
6
Thu
Culture Camp #2 Shackan Band
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
May
19
Wed
District 9th Annual Pow Wow
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Jun
3
Thu
Language & Culture Camp @ Monk Park
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jun
10
Thu
First Nation Graduation Celebration MSS, PSS, KLC & The Bridge @ Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Aboriginal Graduation 2021:

All grads must RSVP with their First Nations Support Workers to reserve tables by May 21, 2021

Princeton Secondary School, the Bridge
Renee Hartwell, FNSW
rhartwell@365.sd58.bc.ca or 1-250-295-3218 Ext. 3320

Merritt Secondary School
Rod Anderson, FNSW
randerson@365.sd58.bc.ca or 1-250-378-5131

Kengard Learning Centre
Keith Jager, FNSW
kjager@365.sd58.bc.ca or 1-250-315-1208

Seating is limited to 6 guests per Grad