Welcome to Indigenous Education Programs and Services!


All children who have Indigenous ancestry are eligible to receive services through the Indigenous Education Program in the Central Okanagan Public Schools.  Indigenous Student Advocates and Certified Teachers assist students to help them succeed in school.  Services that our staff provides are outlined below:


Elementary School:


  • In-class support                                                                  

  • District cultural programs                                                   

  • Cultural presentations in the class and the school           

  • Cultural field trips

  • Math/Language Arts assistance

  • School-home connection

  • Homework clubs


Middle School:


  • Academic assistance

  • Homework Clubs/Indigenous Leadership Classes

  • Cultural presentations

  • School, home & community connections

  • Cultural field trips

Secondary School:

  • Coursework assistance provided by certified teachers

  • Assistance with course selection, decision-making, etc.

  • School-home & community connections

  • Grade 12 Graduation Celebration and Grad Cultural Retreats

  • Indigenous Career Fairs

  • Indigenous Leadership/English First Peoples/First Nations 12 Courses


Every Indigenous Student Advocate has Indigenous ancestry and they look forward to meeting your child and connecting with you to provide the best support they can. Our goal is to see an Indigenous student who enters Kindergarten graduate with dignity, purpose and options.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (250)870-5144:



Joanne De Guevara
District Principal
Indigenous Education 
Central Okanagan Public Schools