OKIB School Feasibility Study

The Okanagan Indian Band is currently conducting a school feasibility study and we will be seeking your input over the next few months. The final report will be finished in March, and prior to that we will be hosting a total of five Community Engagement sessions. The results of the online survey will be posted here and will be shared at the next community engagement session.

Community Engagement Session 3 Feb 25 No Survey

Video Contest

Have skills in video-making? It's your time to shine! Communicate OKIB's need for a new school and how that would impact our community in a way that sparks interest in our project and encourages people to engage with our fundraising initiatives.

Click here to read the Video Contest Poster and Rules and Application form

Video Contest Poster

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The vision for a new school has been shaped by many over the years. Watch this video made in 2013 where students of nk̓məplqs iʔ snmaḿýʔtn iʔ k̓l sqilʷtət share their ideas, hopes, and explain why they value the educational experience found only in our Cultural Immersion School.


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Below are three possible site plans and a fourth map that you can design yourself.

Which site plan do you like best?

Email your preference to [email protected]


The architectural firm of McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd. was the successful proponent through the RFP process. If you are interested in seeing previous work completed by the architects, check out their website at https://www.mmal.ca/


Presentations and Results of Previous Engagement Sessions

We have held three engagement sessions for the School Feasibility Study. Below is the information presented at the sessions and a summary of comments received.

Community Engagement Session 1 Nov 27, 2019 presentation
Community Engagement Session 1 Nov 27, 2019 summary

Community Engagement Session for North West Community Jan 16, 2020 presentation

Community Engagement Session 2 Feb 4, 2020 presentation
Community Engagement Session 2 Feb 4, 2020 summary