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.

First Nations Educational Contacts

Name

Shelley Oppenheim-Lacerte

Mandy Na'zinek Jimmie

Yvonne Joe

Leona Dumont

Nancy Saddleman

Martha Chillihitzia

Greta Brown

Christine Anderson

Travais Oppenheim

Cheryl Rule

Amanda Lamothe

Rod Anderson

Mellisa Pinyon

Keith Jager

Dawn Williams

Renee Hartwell

Jaclyn Whitecotton

Esther Shackelly

Amanda Adams

Position & Location

District Principal of Aboriginal Education

Nłeʔkepmxcin Teacher-MSS

Nłeʔkepmxcin Teacher/FNSW – NCE

Nłeʔkepmxcin Teacher–MSS, DVE & MCE

Nsyilxcən Teacher-MCE & MSS

FNSW - MCE

FNSW - MCE

FNSW – DVE

FNSW – MSS

FNSW – MSS

FNSW – MSS

FNSW – MSS

FNSW - MSS

FNSW - KLC

FNSW – CVE

FNSW - PSS & The Bridge

FNSW - JAE & VFE

FNSW - MBE

FNSW - NCE

SD#58 Aboriginal Advisory Council

Name

Debra Manuel
Charlene McRae
Sharon Parsons
Jessie Voght-Aljam
Kathy Jumbo
Betty Ann McDonnell
Mike Allison
Burt Bergmann
Leroy Slanzi
Stephen McNiven
Barbara Ross
John Chenoweth

Organization

Shackan Band
Upper Nicola Band, Education Coordinator
Lower Nicola Band, Education Coordinator
Coldwater Band, Education Coordinator
Nooaitch Band, Education Coordinator
Metis Rep
Upper Similkameen Indian Band Rep
Nicola-Canford Elementary, Principal
Merritt Secondary, Principal
SD No. 58 Superintendent
SD No. 58 Secretary Treasurer
School District No. 58 Trustee