The Aboriginal Education area of our web site is intended to provide an outline of Aboriginal Education in School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes). School District No. 91 and the First Nations Education Council, S.D. No. 91 believe that it is essential that everyone involved in the education of our students be aware of all aspects of Aboriginal Education in School District No. 91. It is imperative that we all work together to constantly improve education for Aboriginal students and to help all our students become sensitive and understanding citizens. The information presented here is published to ensure that, although Aboriginal Education in School District No. 91 is school/community based, a standardized level of information is available throughout the district.
Aboriginal Education Programs and Services
Some of the events in our schools include:
- Cultural programs
- Carrier Language
- Academic support
- Home-school coordination
- Curriculum integration
- Aboriginal days
- students performances
Please contact your school to find out more about what’s happening.
School District No. 91 Aboriginal Education Staff
The School District has many people working as Aboriginal Education Staff. The main goal of all the Aboriginal Education Support Staff is to promote and help to ensure the success of Aboriginal students. In our school district we have:
Carrier Language Teachers offer classes in Carrier Language and Culture to all interested students.
Aboriginal Home-School Coordinators are the people responsible for helping with the communication between the school and families.
Aboriginal Education Workers provide general support to Aboriginal students by assisting with academic, cultural, social and emotional support. Aboriginal Education Workers work with Aboriginal students one-to-one or in a small group basis to reinforce concepts previously taught by the teacher; encourage and assist students with assignments; reinforce overall teacher expectations of students and assist with classroom activities. All school have Aboriginal Education Workers.
District Principal – Aboriginal Education works on everything to do with Aboriginal Education in the district. This includes such things as budget, the Five-year Growth Plan, professional development, Ministry of Education directives, Local Education Agreements, Ab Ed school staff assistance and reporting Ab Ed data plus general information to support the education of our students.
Contact your local school to find out who is part of the Aboriginal Education staff.
Please have a look at the most recent assessment of our performance: School District Aboriginal Education Report
If you have any question or concerns please contact your school principal or
First Nations Education Council, SD No.91
c/o Calvin Desmarais, District Principal – Aboriginal Education
Box 129, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
Phone: 567-2284 Fax: 567-4639
ABORIGINAL EDUCATION INFORMATION
- Number of Aboriginal Students: Approx. 1330
- Total Number of Students in SD No. 91: Approx. 3350
- Percent of Aboriginal Students: Approx. 39%
- Aboriginal Program and/or Service in Schools: 19 schools (including Ebus)
- Carrier Language Program in Schools: 5 of 20 schools
- Number of First Nations in SD No.91 boundaries: 13
First Nations within SD No.91 boundaries:
- Lake Babine Nation
- Wet’suwet’en First Nation*
- Cheslatta Band
- Burns Lake Band*
- Nee Tahi Buhn Band
- Saik’uz First Nation *
- Tl’azt’en Nation Band*
- Nak’azdli Band*
- Nadleh Whut’en Band*
- Stellat’en First Nation*
- Takla Band First Nation*
- Yekooche First Nation Band
- Skin Tyee Band
(* affiliated with the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council)