Welcome To Aboriginal Education
The Aboriginal Education Department of School District No.57 is located on the Traditional Territory of Lheidli T'enneh. School District No.57 serves the communities of Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride and Valemount. We honor and respect the people and territories of the Lheidli T'enneh, McLeod Lake Indian Band and Simpcw of whose territories we operate and service. We currently have 3,655 Aboriginal students within our district. Aboriginal Students make up approximately 27% of our total student population. The Aboriginal Education Department consists of 107 staff members that focus on Aboriginal Education. The initiatives that the Aboriginal Education Department work on are; curriculum, culture, language and support. The Aboriginal Education Department works collaboratively with all departments and schools within School District No.57 to ensure that Aboriginal Education is woven into all classrooms for inclusive learning.
The Aboriginal Education Department of School District No.57 offers a variety of services with the goal of closing the educational/opportunity gap for Aboriginal students. The goal is to infuse Aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum for all students as well as by providing direct wrap-around supports to enhance the overall achievement of Aboriginal students throughout the School District No. 57. Aboriginal Education Workers Strive to improve the awareness of Aboriginal peoples; through one-on-one, group support; as well as classroom presentations to weave Aboriginal Culture into curriculum. The Aboriginal Education Workers assist Aboriginal students and their families in understanding the school system and in participating effectively in the school community. These learning experiences serve to foster authentic student engagement, to reinforce pride and self-esteem amongst Aboriginal students. The Aboriginal Education Worker encourages Aboriginal students to see themselves in a positive way to establish a sense of belonging within the community.