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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: Guiding Principles and Protocols.

We value...

  • Honouring the peoples on whose traditional territories we are honoured to work upon and recognizing the importance of their leadership role in Indigenous Education; 

  • Honoring partnerships with the Metis Nation; 

  • Making “Our children our focus” – we 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 Indigenous worldviews; 

  • Sharing responsibility in providing quality education for our children and families; 

  • Respecting and honouring the teachings from territory partners and cultural diversity with the Indigenous community; 

  • Working together in the spirit of cooperation ensuring a safe, respectful environment for voices to be heard 

Minutes from each meeting go the board of education and are included in School Board minutes. 

Please visit here for recent minutes from the school board: Board of Education.