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ABOUT OUR LEARNING COMMUNITY

 

LOCATION

School District No. 57 (SD57) Indigenous Education services the communities of Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride, and Valemount. We honor and respect the people and ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh, McLeod Lake Indian Band, and Simpcw First Nation of whose territories we operate on and service. 

SD57 Indigenous Education consists of 83+ staff members who focus on Indigenous student success. Initiatives include: curriculum, academics, culture, language, and social /emotional support. SD57 Indigenous Education works collaboratively with all departments and schools within SD57 to ensure that Indigenous Education is authentically woven into all classrooms for inclusive learning.

SD57 Indigenous Education offers a variety of services with the goal of closing the educational/opportunity gap for Indigenous students. The goal is to infuse Indigenous perspectives throughout the education system for all students, as well as provide direct wrap-around supports to enhance the overall achievement of Indigenous students throughout SD57. 

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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

LEADERSHIP TABLE

Rights Holders

The Indigenous Leadership Table (ILT) plays a leadership role in SD57. The ILT is comprised of representatives from the Local First Nations of the ancestral lands with which we live, work, play and service. The ILT fosters democratic participation and equity through collaborative community-driven decision making, co-design and co-implementation of decisions around planning, governance and budgeting.

PARTNER GROUP

Community Stakeholders

The Indigenous Education Partner Group (IEPG) is comprised of representatives from local Indigenous organizations to: gather voice, ensure community plays a leadership role, support the implementation of decisions, provide community organization and advocacy, co-design and promote community forums, co-design and co-implement solutions and decision making.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Staff Stakeholders

The Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) is comprised of district staff and student representatives. The IEAC provides relevant information to gather input, collaborate on co-designing and co-implementation of solutions and decisions.

 
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FILES

Available for Download

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.