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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Jun
21
Fri
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 all day
Sep
5
Thu
National Indigenous Day
Sep 5 all day
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Sep 5 all day
Oct
4
Fri
Coldwater Culture Camp @ Pit House, Coldwater School
Oct 4 all day
Oct
10
Thu
Culture Camp #1 – Coldwater @ Coldwater Indian Band
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Nov
28
Thu
FNESC @ Westin, Bayshore
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
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.