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Indigenous Education
Aboriginal Education Council


​The Aboriginal Education Council consists of school district and community representatives who oversee the Aboriginal Education Program in SD67.  The AEC meets four times a year, with additional meetings scheduled when necessary.  Aboriginal students/families and community members may contact the AEC with any feedback, concerns, or suggestions regarding the ABED program.

Aboriginal Education Council Mission Statement:

"To increase the success rate of Aboriginal students by in​​​creasing the capacity, participation, and influence of the Aboriginal community, while honouring, supporting the history, culture and language of the Syilx, and other Aboriginal people in the territory."

Membership of the Aboriginal Education Council:​​Untitled4.jpg

The membership of the Aboriginal Education Council is comprised of the following representatives:

  • 1 Aboriginal student representative
  • 1 elder
  • 3 members of the Penticton Indian Band nominated by PIB Chief and Council
  • 1 member of the Ooknakane Friendship Centre nominated by their Board of Directors
  • 1 member from the South Okanagan Similkameen Métis Association to be nominated by the Métis Nation of British Columbia
  • 1 Trustee from School District 67 nominated by the Chair of the Board of Education
  • 1 member of the Okanagan-Skaha Teacher's Union (OSTU)
  • 1 member of the Principals and Vice Principals Association
  • The Administrator of the Aboriginal Education Program of School District 67
  • 1 School Board Office representative​