Education

The shíshálh Nation Education and Employment Department is responsible for administering the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Post-Secondary Studies Support Program. This program provides eligible post-secondary students with sponsorship for tuition, textbooks, supplies, travel, tutorial services and living allowance while attending college or university.

Please visit our Document and Forms page, to download applications for Adult Education, Post-Secondary Education Funding and Access Employment & Training.

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Educational Responsibility

The Education and Employment Department also manages the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services funding and services. Job Start supports things such as work gear, transportation costs and individual seat purchases for trades training programs, resume and cover letter writing assistance, interview preparation skills and community based programing related to achieving gainful employment. Adult Education is funded through Own Source Revenue funding to assist Nation members with employment related training such as driver’s license training, work gear funding and business plan writing.

Early Childhood Education

The shíshálh Nation Education Department’s mena (baby) program is a full-day child development program for children aged 6 to 36 months. Our program focuses on shíshálh teachings, outdoor exploration and creative expression. We strive to promote the physical, developmental, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of our students.

K-12

The shíshálh Nation partners with School District 46 to ensure support services are available to the shíshálh Nation students from Kindergarten through to graduation. The Education Department works in partnership with the schools providing support services regarding aboriginal culture, language, history and traditions.

Employment Training & Post Secondary

The shíshálh Nation Education and Employment Department is responsible for administering the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Post-Secondary Studies Support Program. The Education and Employment Department also manages the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services funding and services.