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ABED Logo.jpg4 GOALS OF THE

SD67 AEEA

(ABORIGINAL EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT AGREEMENT)

Goal 1: To raise awareness and understanding of Aboriginal history, traditions, and culture for all students and staff in the Okanaga- Skaha School District.

 

Goal 2: To increase Aboriginal student's sense of belonging, including sense of place, personal and cultural identity, and self-esteem in a caring, safe and inclusive environment.

 

Goal 3: To nurture and foster relationships between the Okanagan-Skaha School District and Aboriginal families, communities, and organizations.

 

Goal 4: To increase the educational success of all Aboriginal students.

 

To prominently and proudly display First Nations, MΓ©tis, and Inuit culture while honoring Penticton Indian Band and to the local Okanagan culture.

To create a place in our school district that allows for students to experience five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

To highlight and incorporates the First Peoples Principles of Learning.

To reflect the four goals of the Local Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.

 

Student Comments on the Cultural Room:

"THIS ROOM MAKES ME FEEL SOOO GOOD!"

      -Grade 10 Student

"WHEN I COME IN HERE I WANT TO START TALKING IN OKANAGAN!"

      -Grade 11 Student