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Invigorated by the present

The Central Okanagan Public Schools and the Indigenous Education Department proudly serve over 3300 Indigenous students in Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country.

The Program includes:

  • Academic advising, coaching, and support

  • Career Planning

  • Cultural teachings

  • Goal setting

  • Personal and emotional support

  • Nsyilxcen language

  • Liaison with parents, guardians, and community agencies

Under the leadership of the Administrators of the Indigenous Education Department, direct support is offered by the following staff members:

 Indigenous Student Advocates, as per Central Okanagan Public Schools' Indigenous Enhancement Agreement, provide:

  • Emotional, social, and academic support (K-12)

  • Link between home and school

  • goal setting and career planning opportunities

  • home, community, and school liaison

  • Cultural connections

Cultural Coordinator and Cultural Presenters:

  • Provide speakers and resources for classrooms

  • Organize cultural events and field studies

  • Coordinate presentations to parent groups and School District staff

 Indigenous Education Early Learning and Land-Based Learning Consultants

  • Facilitate the integration of Indigenous culture and history in all curriculum areas (K-12) by providing support to teachers and Advocates

  • Provide leadership programs and opportunities for Middle and Secondary schools

Teacher Tutors

  • Provide academic support to middle and secondary schools

Okanagan Language Teacher and Okanagan Language Instructor/Presenter

  • Facilitate the integration of the Okanagan language into the classroom and assist in writing the Okanagan language curriculum

Youth Wellness Workers

  • Provide support and services to students and families

Okanagan Indigenous Education

Our staff is here to help Indigenous students be safe, included, and successful in and out of our schools.

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