Ultimate Spirit Communities

Líl̓wat Nation Xet̓ólacw Community School 

Nt̓ákmen (Our Way) informs how education, from pre-school to post-secondary, is delivered at Xet̓ólacw Community School, a pre-K to Grade 12 facility that  provides a  positive and empowering learning environment where Líl̓wat culture, language and values are taught and celebrated alongside a standardized academic curriculum.

Xet̓ólacw Community School offers its more than 240 pre-K to Grade 12 students unique learning opportunities, such as Ucwalmícwts Immersion education for children pre-K to Grade 7 and cultural Super Courses for high school students.

Xet’olacw Community and St George/York House Collegiate 2023 BC Ultimate Provincial Junior Championship. Surrey, British Columbia. ©2023 Jeff Bell Photo.

Stein Valley Nlakapamux School

The owl is an important creature in Native Cultures across Canada.  For the Nlaka’pamux, owls are frequently guardian spirits of hunters and Shamans.  The creator’s messenger takes shape of the owl and that owl messenger brings the gift of the deer to the people.

The owl always connects with the moon.  In the logo – under one wing, the owl has the deer of life and the goat under the other.  The heavy line in 3 parts across from side to side is the surface of the earth.  The owl is standing on the earth and the foundation of the earth goes from the ground and up in the air through his wing. The 3 strokes across the foundation represent the 3 days it took to create the earth.  The arches embrace the uncompromising eye of the spirit in one case and the hunter’s game animal in the other.