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ABOUT OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY

 

The Indigenous Education Department of School District No.57 is located on the Ancestral Lands of Lheidli T'enneh. School District No.57 serves the communities of Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride, and Valemount. We honor and respect the people and lands of the Lheidli T'enneh, McLeod Lake Indian Band, and Simpcw First Nation of whose territories we operate on and service. 

 The Indigenous Education Department consists of 83 staff members that focus on Indigenous Education. The initiatives that the Indigenous Education Department works on are; curriculum, academics, culture, language, and social /emotional support. The Indigenous Education Department works collaboratively with all departments and schools within School District No.57 to ensure that Indigenous Education is woven into all classrooms for inclusive learning.

The Indigenous Education Department of School District No.57 offers a variety of services with the goal of closing the educational/opportunity gap for Indigenous students. The goal is to infuse Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum for all students, as well as by providing direct wrap-around supports to enhance the overall achievement of Indigenous students throughout School District No. 57. 

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DEMOGRAPHICS OF LEARNERS

3908

Indigenous Students

13027

Total SD57 Student Pop.

63%

Indigenous Grad Rates

25%

Equity Gap

2808

First Nations

1082

Metis

18

Inuit

137

Students from 3 Nations

 
 

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE (IEAC)

The role of the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) is to support and advise School District No. 57 Indigenous Education on Indigenous Education Programs and Services and to involve the Indigenous community where possible on Indigenous Education initiatives that support Indigenous students.

The IEAC recognizes the importance of having all students achieve success in the context of intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual areas. They are committed to working collaboratively to support, enhance and increase the academic, social, and emotional success of all Indigenous students.

The IEAC recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with other First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to support implementation of Local Education Agreements with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and the McLeod Lake Indian Band.

Committee Membership


Community representatives:

1. Lheidli T'enneh First Nation (2)

2. McLeod Lake Indian Band (2)

3. Simpcw First Nation (2)

4. Four parent/guardian representatives (2 elementary, 2 secondary) off reserve whose child(ren) are identified on the current school year's Indigenous student demographic list

5. Métis community (2)

6. Elder representatives (2) from the School District No. 57 Elders Advisory Council

7. Student representatives (2) selected by District Student Advisory Council

8. As agenda items are determined invitations may be extended to groups such as the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern BC for relevant input


School District representatives:

1. Office of the Superintendent (1+)

2. The Senior Leadership team from the Indigenous Education Department (1-3)

3. The Vice Chair (Trustee) of School District No. 57 Board of Education (1)

4. Two teachers (1 elementary, 1 secondary) selected by Prince George District Teachers Association

5. Prince George Principal/Vice-Principal Association (1-2)

6. School-based Indigenous Education Workers (1 elementary, 1 secondary)

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LHEIDLI T'ENNEH

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MCLEOD LAKE INDIAN BAND

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SIMPCW FIRST NATION

 
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LHEIDLI T'ENNEH LEA

Please review a copy of the Local Education Agreement (LEA) between Lheidli T'enneh and SD57.

MCLEOD LAKE INDIAN BAND LEA

Please review the Local Education Agreement that we have between McLeod Lake Indian Band and SD

TAKLA LAKE FIRST NATION LEA

Please review the Local Education Agreement that e have between Takla Lake First Nation and SD57

IEAC TERMS OF REFERENCE

This is document that guides the IEAC

POLICY 1230 - ABORIGINAL EDUCATION

School District No. 57 is fully committed to the delivery of Aboriginal Education as mandated through the British Columbia Ministry of Education and rooted within the communities it serves.