Indigenous Education Enhancement Agreement

School District #54 (Bulkley Valley)

School District #54 (Bulkley Valley) Indigenous Education Policy Statement

The Board of School Trustees believes that a culturally relevant and positive learning experience is necessary in order to maximize the educational success of Indigenous learners. The Indigenous Education Council exists to facilitate ongoing collaboration regarding the education of Indigenous students.

 

ENHANCEMENT AGREEMENT GOALS

I.  STUDENT SUCCESS

Improving the academic success of all Indigenous students will improve the future for all Indigenous Peoples.

II. CULTURE

All students will have an opportunity to experience, appreciate, understand and develop a respect for Indigenous culture and history.  Every school will be able to clearly articulate the ways in which Indigenous culture is integrated into the life of their school

III. SENSE OF BELONGING

Supporting students in the development of a sense of belonging through participation in activities where they feel included and safe, they will develop enhanced self-esteem which is critical to their success and well-being.

IV. HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The health and wellness of Indigenous students, including physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health must be secure to ensure vibrant and productive Indigenous communities.

At this time we are unable to identify authentic performance indicators for this focus area. Its importance however, is clearly understood and is being addressed at the District through a number of strategies. We plan to identify meaningful strategies and measures for Indigenous student health.