Aboriginal Education at Merritt Secondary
School District #58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is proud to serve students from our six local bands, the Metis Nation and from Aboriginal communities outside of our district. A rich cultural component is provided by , approximately 40% of our students who report Aboriginal ancestry. The Coldwater Band, Lower Nicola Band, Nooaitch Band, Shackan Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Band, the Metis and School District #58 are mutually committed to the goal of personal success and the best education possible for all First Nations Students. Improving in the area of Aboriginal Education is a focus of our present work in the Nicola-Similkameen and we are committed to listening and working collaboratively with the First Nations community to do so.