Kamloops School District No. 73 is located within the traditional territory of the Secwepemc people and includes the seven Secwepemc First Nations Bands:
With over 2000 Aboriginal students of First Nations and Metis ancestry, the Aboriginal population is 15% of the total School District population.
The Kamloops School District is committed to improving school success for Aboriginal students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Aboriginal Education is guided by the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) which includes representatives from the seven Secwepemc Bands, two urban Aboriginal organizations, a representative from the Clearwater area, and two School Board Trustees.
This strong working partnership between the District, the FNEC and the Aboriginal community resources and agencies allows us to strive for the most effective practices and results.
Kamloops School District signed its third five year Enhancement Agreement on November 26, 2010. The Agreement articulates the Aboriginal Education goals for the District that have been developed and agreed upon in consultation with all of the Aboriginal Education partners.