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

Shelley Oppenheim-Lacerte
Mandy Na'zinek Jimmie
Yvonne Joe
Leona Dumont
Nancy Saddleman
Martha Chillihitzia
Greta Brown
Christine Anderson
Travais Oppenheim
Cheryl Rule
Trisha Rainville
Dawn Williams
Rod Anderson
Keith Jager
Renee Hartwell
Barb Parker
Esther Shackelly

 

District Principal of Aboriginal Education
Nłeʔkepmxcin Teacher-MSS
Nłeʔkepmxcin Teacher/FNSW – NCE
Nłeʔkepmxcin Teacher/FNSW – CVE
Nsyilxcən Teacher-MCE & MSS
FNSW - MCE
FNSW – MCE
FNSW – DVE
FNSW – MSS
FNSW – MSS/FNSW Projects
FNSW – MSS
FNSW – MSS
FNSW - MSS
FNSW - KLC
FNSW - PSS & The Bridge
FNSW - JAE & VFE
FNSW - MBE

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