Secpwepemc / St’atl’imc / Nlaka’pamux - Make A Future

Secpwepemc / St’atl’imc / Nlaka’pamux

Regional Overview

This Central Interior and Southern Interior area of British Columbia boasts teaching opportunities in small and large communities. It includes the urban centre of Kamloops, as well as a number of smaller towns including Merritt, Lytton, Chase and D’Arcy.

The region encompasses the communities of 100 Mile House, Alkali Lake, Barriere, Canoe Creek, Chase, Chase, Coldwater Indian Band, Coldwater Indian and, D’Arcy, Kamloops, Lillooet, Lytton, Merritt, Savona, Shalalth, Skatin, Spallumcheen, Williams Lake, and Xit’olacw Village.

Community Culture

In this region, there are several different First Nations communities and the following Tribal Councils: Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council, Nicola Valley Tribal Council, St’at’imc Nation/ Lillooet Tribal Council, Lower Stl’atl’imx Tribal Council, In-SHUCK-ch Nation and Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.

To learn more about the local culture you might like to visit the Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park or Kamloops Powwow or Xatsull Heritage Village.

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LIFESTYLE AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

There are many beautiful small towns, well-suited to raising a family but many of them quite accessible Kamloops, Merritt and even Vancouver.

The area’s large unspoiled mountains, semi-arid grasslands, valleys and lakes offer breathtaking scenery offer first class opportunities for outdoor recreation In the winter, outdoor activities abound.

Do some exploring on snowshoes or cross-country skis; take the kids tubing or tobogganing, or to an outdoor ice rink; or visit nearby Sun Peaks Resort for some downhill action.

Salary and Benefits

Teaching in a First Nations school is ideal for people who enjoy a high degree of flexibility, close working relationships, and especially meaningful work teaching First Nations students. This work is particularly well-suited for individuals who want to learn about different First Nations cultures and who appreciate peaceful rural settings and the range of recreational opportunities they offer. The school environments are often team-based, collegial and energetic.

First Nations schools offer competitive salaries and benefits as well as the additional advantages of small, collegial working environments, rich with First Nations culture.

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