Aboriginal Committee of Education (ACE)

The Aboriginal Committee of Education (ACE) is a group of people who are passionate about Aboriginal education. We are committed to supporting our students to have the best school experience possible. We provide support and guidance to School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) on matters regarding Aboriginal Education.

Learn about the SD8 School Board Terms of Reference for the council.

Learn about the values, code of conduct, and mandate of ACE: ACE Guiding Principles and Protocols

We value…

  • Honouring partners in education from Sinixt (Lakes), the Syilx (Okanagan), the Ktunaxa, and the Secwepemc (Shuswap) lands;
  • Honoring partnerships with the Metis Nation;
  • Making “Our children our focus” – ACE will focus our discussion on the educational needs of our students, not on political issues;
  • Protecting the integrity and accountability of targeted funding for Aboriginal Education;
  • Sharing Aboriginal worldviews;
  • Sharing responsibility in providing quality education for our children and families;
  • Respecting and honouring the cultural diversity with the Aboriginal community;
  • Working together in the spirit of cooperation ensuring a safe, respectful environment for voices to be heard

Minutes and Recommendations from ACE meetings: 

September 20, 2018 - ABED Minutes Approved

Recommmendation to the School Board: Equity Hiring

November 1, 2018 -ABED Minutes Approved

February 13, 2018 - ABED Minutes Approved

*April 5, 2019 - Minutes will be revised/approved at September meeting