Theme: Indigenous Education / Studies
Age Group: Elementary, Middle Years, and Secondary
A number of Bands have their own Band Operated Schools. With noting the COVID-19 situation, ONA would be able to support community field experience for potential teacher candidates in a practicum like setting by the following opportunities: Connect with Syilx Okanagan Nation schools and introduce to discuss curriculum needs. this could be very broad in given the range of resource needs our Bands education programs have and pick one or two projects to outline a curriculum tool-kit on any one of these subject areas per class or age range. the aforementioned could include research, on site (safely) meeting with key staff in Wellness and Natural Resources and Library resources on hand to see what is available for resources that would be more easily accessible. this would assist the practicum students learning of Syilx Okanagan culture, customs and language.
The Okanagan Nation Alliance is a Tribal Council organization that represents the seven Syilx Okanagan Nation member Bands who meet to discuss issues of common concern.