First Nations Overview

The Cariboo-Chilcotin is in the beautiful traditional territories of the Shuswap, Chilcotin and Carrier Nations. Seasonal activities and gatherings occur in the different communities throughout the year and are open to all people. The District is fortunate to be able to work with the Three Nations of the area. The First Nations Department of School District No. 27 serves approximately 1400 First Nations students. Managed by a Director of Instruction and District Principal, the goal is to ensure success for all First Nations students both academically and socially.The First Nations Education Committee is a committee of the Board that includes representatives from one Carrier Band, five Shuswap Bands, six Chilcotin Bands, the Métis Association and representatives from district employee groups. This Committee works in partnership and assists in making recommendation on how the Provincial Aboriginal Target funding will be spent to assist the First Nations students throughout the District and to help move the education agenda forward for these students.

The District has entered into Local Education Agreements with many of the First Nations communities. The District, the Provincial Ministry of Education and First Nations communities have signed Enhancement Agreements to continue to work as a team to improve the education of First Nation students. The First Nations Department of School District No. 27 serves approximately 1400 First Nations students. Managed by a Assistant Superintendent and District Principal, the goal is to ensure success for all First Nation students both academically and socially.

Currently, this department is staffed by three members.

Cheryl Lenardon

Assistant Superintendent of Schools
E: cheryl.lenardon@sd27.bc.ca
T: (250) 398-3845
F: (250) 398-7871

David DeRose (on leave)

District Principal for First Nations Education
E: david.derose@sd27.bc.ca
T: (250) 398-3822
F: (250) 398-7871

Tracy Hubner

First Nations Education Secretary
E: tracy.hubner@sd27.bc.ca
T: (250) 398-3836
F: (250) 398-7871

 

Downloadable Files:

First Nations Education Department 2016-2017 Annual Report