ABOUT OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY
The Indigenous Education Department works diligently towards creating equity for our learners. Guided by the district's Strategic Plan, we work to achieve our goals in the following areas:
HONOUR DIVERSITY - Respect the strength of all diversities within our communities. Support the transformation of an education system that recognizes, celebrates, and includes Indigenous history, worldviews and perspectives.
ENGAGE OUR WORKFORCE - Foster school and district cultures that inspire and support passion-based teaching, learning, and leading. Create opportunities for every member of our organization to contribute to student success.
CREATE STUDENT SUCCESS - A continued focus on the essential skills of Literacy / Numeracy. Ensure Social Emotional Learning is embedded within all of our classrooms. Support the use of promising and effective teaching strategies.
ENHANCE CONNECTIONS - Promote collaboration and partnership with all facets of community. Encourage our schools to participate in opportunities that strengthen our communities.
All of the Indigenous Education initiatives offered through our department align with these goals. A document outlining our department programs can be found below.
DEMOGRAPHICS OF LEARNERS
Total SD91 Student Pop.
Indigenous Grad Rates
Students from 14 Nations
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION COUNCIL (IEC)
The IEC, formerly known as FNEC, is comprised of representatives from our 14 First Nations, district staff, trustees, CSTC and parents. All matters pertaining to Indigenous education programming are discussed at this table. The input from both rightsholder nations and stakeholder groups is essential to the success of Indigenous learners.
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IEC TERMS OF REFERENCE
This is document that guides the Indigenous Education Council and is updated annually at our first meeting of each school year.
SD91 ABED POLICY 600.3 & 600.3R
The Board of Education, School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes), recognizes Aboriginal nations within the district. It serves a diverse population and is committed to making education meaningful for, responsive to and inclusive of Canada’s cultural diversity.
Burns Lake Band 2019-2014
Lake Babine Nation 2019-2024
Nadleh Whut'en 2019-2024
Nak'azdli Whut'en 2019-2024
Saik'uz First Nation 2019-2024
Takla Lake First Nation 2019-2024
Tlazt'en First Nation 2020-2025