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Please read through the request guidelines in full before requesting one of our presenters. Indigenous Education Program is here to serve the Central Okanagan Public schools in the best and most timely way possible, and when we collaborate on planning, we can make the most impact for all of our learners.
Central Okanagan Public Schools Indigenous Cultural Program
*See below for a request form with a list of cultural programs offered.*
*Cultural Programming for teaching staff in the Central Okanagan School District only*
Multiple digital resources for Cultural Programming are available for educators in our district via the website of the Instructional Leadership Team. This group of educators has collated and created a variety of materials useful for classrooms and schools to supplement learning opportunities available directly through the Indigenous Education Department.
Indigenous Cultural Events Cost Sharing:
Indigenous targeted dollars will be shared with the district to provide classroom cultural presentations and whole school cultural performances.
There are up to 6 classroom presentations from Central Okanagan Public Schools Indigenous Education Department Cultural Program staff allotted per school. Additionally, schools can cost-share presentations (including full-school assemblies with keynote speakers, for example) from outside the school district. Please contact our Cultural Programs Coordinator, Deanna Necan, directly regarding these opportunities.
If a school requests more than the 6 presentations from school district staff, the school will be charged in full for any additional presentations. Contact Deanna Necan for further information about presentations from outside speakers.
All payment goes through Central Okanagan Public Schools Finance Department and your accounts will be automatically debited at month's end. A copy of the summary will be mailed to your school.
Procedure for accessing Cultural Programming:
Email request form (see below) to the Cultural Program Coordinator, Deanna Necan, email@example.com
You will receive a confirmation that your request is received, as well as a cost share agreement that must be signed by the principal.
Your presentation will be automatically billed and electronically withdrawn from your school account by the School District Finance Dept.
Classroom Activities and Presentations from presenters outside of Indigenous Education Department - $100.00 to $150.00/hr depending on request
School Assemblies/Presentations - $500.00 - $1000.00
Indigenous Presenter from the Indigenous Cultural Department - $1 per student for the first 6 presentations at the school and $2 per student after 6 presentations
The Indigenous Cultural Program facilitates the integration of Indigenous cultural materials and presentations for classrooms K - 12, through appropriate field trips, presenters and other resources.
To access the Cultural Program, contact the Cultural Program Coordinator directly, after completing the request form.
Please see the explanations and request forms below.