Indigenous Education Council
The Indigenous Education Council consists of school district and community representatives who oversee the Indigenous Education Program in SD67. The IEC meets four times a year, with additional meetings scheduled when necessary. Indigenous students/families and community members may contact the IEC with any feedback, concerns, or suggestions regarding the INED program.
Indigenous Education Council Mission Statement:
"To increase the success rate of Indigenous students by increasing the capacity, participation, and influence of the Indigenous community, while honouring, supporting the history, culture and language of the Syilx, and other Indigenous people in the territory."
Membership of the Indigenous Education Council:
The membership of the Indigenous Education Council is comprised of the following representatives:
- 1 Indigenous 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 Indigenous Education Program of School District 67
- 1 School Board Office representative