School Construction Phase

The OKIB Cultural Immersion School project has advanced to the Construction Phase. Please bookmark page and check back often for updates.

Read Our Brochure About the School

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School Construction Update

Construction of the new school is underway. A groundbreaking ceremony to launch the construction of the new Okanagan Indian Band Cultural Immersion Elementary School was held February 22, 2024. When complete, the new facility will provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for future generations to come. Students can thrive while embracing the Sqilxw language and culture as well as all forms of academic success. 

Located on Okanagan Indian Reserve #1, the new school will replace the aging and outgrown Cultural Immersion School building. The new school’s seven classrooms, gymnasium, library, kitchen, language, culture and administration areas will support the Okanagan Indian Band in expanding a culturally appropriate learning environment for the community’s kindergarten (age 4) to grade 7 students. 

The Government of Canada has committed $19.3 million to this important school project. The Okanagan Indian Band will contribute $2.85 million. 

The new Okanagan Indian Band Cultural Immersion School is expected to open for students in September 2025.

School Design Meetings

Here’s a Summary of what was discussed at the School Design & Construction Information sharing meeting on May 11th, 2022.

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