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SD57 Indigenous Education Advisory Committee

The role of the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) is to support and advise School District No. 57 Indigenous Education on Indigenous Education Programs and Services and to involve the Indigenous community where possible on Indigenous Education initiatives that support Indigenous students.


The IEAC recognizes the importance of having all students achieve success in the context of intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual areas. They are committed to working collaboratively to support, enhance and increase the academic, social, and emotional success of all Indigenous students.


The IEAC recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with other First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to support implementation of Local Education Agreements with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and the McLeod Lake Indian Band.


The IEAC meets monthly to review and discuss programs, services, policies, budgets and topics pertaining to Indigenous Education.


Committee Membership

Community representatives:

1. Lheidli T'enneh First Nation (2)

2. McLeod Lake Indian Band (2)

3. Simpcw First Nation (2)

4. Four parent/guardian representatives (2 elementary, 2 secondary) off reserve whose child(ren) are identified on the current school year's Indigenous student demographic list

5. Métis community (2)

6. Elder representatives (2) from the School District No. 57 Elders Advisory Council

7. Student representatives (2) selected by District Student Advisory Council

8. As agenda items are determined invitations may be extended to groups such as the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern BC for relevant input

School District representatives:

1. Office of the Superintendent (1+)

2. The Senior Leadership team from the Indigenous Education Department (1-3)

3. The Vice Chair (Trustee) of School District No. 57 Board of Education (1)

4. Two teachers (1 elementary, 1 secondary) selected by Prince George District Teachers Association

5. Prince George Principal/Vice-Principal Association (1-2)

6. School-based Indigenous Education Workers (1 elementary, 1 secondary)

Please see the Terms of Reference for further details.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Indigenous Education Office at 250-562-4843 or the current IEAC Chairperson Jennifer Pighin, ext. 205, jpighin@sd57.bc.ca

2020.09.21 Indigenous Education Advisory Committee Terms of Reference.pdf

SD57 Indigenous Education

#102 - 155 McDermid Dr., Prince George, BC, V2M 4T8 Phone: 250-562-4843 |Fax: 250-561-2520 | We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.