Aboriginal Education

The goal of Seaton’s Aboriginal Program is to have every learner  Graduate, crossing the stage with purpose, dignity, and options.
At W.L. Seaton we recognize that we are on the traditional lands of the Okanagan N’Kamuplx  People.  The Aboriginal program at Seaton provides academic, cultural, social, and emotional support to 150 Aboriginal students from at least 15 different nations. 
The Welcome Room is open from 8AM until 4PM and provides a space for Aboriginal students to study, socialize, eat, obtain school supplies, learn about cultural events, and connect with community programs.  Two Aboriginal support workers and a Lead Aboriginal teacher support students to be successful in the classroom.  An after school tutoring program provides help with academic studies twice a week and a Language of Math program offers students the opportunity to improve their basic math skills.
W.L. Seaton offers  Okanagan Nsalxcin Language classes at the grade 8 and grade 11 level.
The Aboriginal Student Voice group meets twice a month out of the Welcome Room.  This group of student leaders has been instrumental in the past in planning and participating in cultural events, and in bringing  Aboriginal programs such as the Okanagan Language classes to Seaton.
In the spring, an ESpirit Team of seven students will travel to Winnipeg to compete in a National Entrepreneurial Competition.

Lead Teacher SecondaryLori Phillip
Aboriginal Support Worker
Bernedette Louis

Aboriginal Support WorkerRachel Marchand
Tutor List
First Peoples Academy Information
School District No. 22 (Vernon) Aboriginal Education Department