Indigenous Student Advocates
provide emotional, social, academic and cultural support to students.
They work closely with families, teachers and other personnel to provide
service for students.Children
who have Indigenous ancestry are eligible to receive services through
the Aboriginal Eudcation Program in School District No 23. Aboriginal
Student Advocates, and Certificed Teachers assist students to help them
succeed in school.
Indigenous Student Advocates are the vital link between Indigenous
students and the school system. Because they provide the unique
perspective of a shared cultural heritage, they serve as a communication
network among students, their families, and the other school
personnel. The importance of this perspective has been endorsed by the
Human Rights Commission by approving preferential hiring of qualified
people with aboriginal heritage.
Advocates form the important relationships with Indigenous students that help them to be successful in the school system.
Services that our staff provides are as follows: