About ABED

Aboriginal Education in School District 8 - Kootenay Lake is designed to support the success of all Aboriginal students: First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit students who self-identify. 

How do you get involved?  If you would like to participate in the Aboriginal support program, you fill out the form and return to the school no later than Sept. 30 each school year.  An invitation is sent out to all students who have self-identified.  After that, you are in!  Supports could look like extra academic monitoring, specific academic support for any subject, cultural learning opportunities or a fun field trip!

Designed in consultation with parents, guardians, Elders, students, staff and the traditional territories rights holders, services may include Aboriginal language and culture and/or academic support. 

District supplemental Aboriginal Education supports are guided by 4 Focus Goals, designed through consultation with Aboriginal families, students, and communities.  

ABED Focus Goals

In addition, we are pleased to share the ABED annual report highlighting the actions, successes, goals, and data for the year:

Aboriginal Annual Report to the Board 2022-2023