We at School District 5 would like to acknowledge that we are on the Homelands of the Ktunaxa People.
The Ministry of Education and Child Care is responsible for Indigenous Education in the BC public school system from kindergarten to grade 12. Indigenous Education seeks to improve success and supports for Indigenous students, and increase the presence of Indigenous culture, languages and history for all students. It also aims to help teachers bring Indigenous knowledge into their teaching practice.
Our District is committed to the education of our students of Indigenous ancestry.
Indigenous Education - Ministry of Education and Child Care
The Indigenous Education Program at Ecole Isabella Dicken School focuses on presenting students with opportunities to learn, share, and take pride in their own culture, and other Indigenous cultures of Canada, through cultural awareness, authentic resources and presentations by Elder/Knowledge Keepers. This program also supports student academic success, social/emotional/spiritual and physical well-being and citizenship through providing opportunities for group and individual support and Welcoming Spaces that encourage a sense of belonging.
Our Indigenous Educational Support Worker worker for EIDES is Kerry Peters.
We at School District 5 would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Ktunaxa People.
The Ministry of Education is responsible for Aboriginal Education in the BC public school system kindergarten to grade 12. Through the Learning Division, Aboriginal Education, the Ministry is committed to working with education partners, school districts and Indigenous communities to improve Indigenous student success.
Our District is committed to the education of our students of aboriginal ancestry.
Provincial Indigenous Education Enhancements
All students who identify themselves of Aboriginal Ancestry are eligible for support services through the Aboriginal Education Program.
We work towards integrating an aboriginal perspective into learning.
We bring in aboriginal presentations and cultural activities into the school.
We work one on one with students and within the classroom.
We support diversity and strive to educate on the many Indigenous Communities in Canada.
We want to ensure all students feel like they belong