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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Dec
21
Mon
Winter Break
Dec 21 2020 @ 8:30 am – Jan 3 2021 @ 11:45 pm
Jun
16
Wed
MSS Graduation Celebration @ Merritt Secondary School
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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

Jun
17
Thu
MSS Graduation Celebration @ Merritt Secondary School
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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

Jun
19
Sat
PSS & The Bridge Graduation @ Princeton Secondary School
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
21
Mon
National Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Jun 21 all day
Jun
24
Thu
Kengard Learning Centre Graduation @ Kengard Learning Centre
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
29
Tue
Last Day of Classes
Jun 29 all day
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