KATHY PIERRE SD67 Ru­ral trustee

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

A school teacher and ed­u­ca­tional ad­min­is­tra­tor with the Pen­tic­ton In­dian Band, Pierre is seek­ing a spot on the Okana­gan Skaha School Dis­trict 67 as their ru­ral trustee, rep­re­sent­ing West Bench, Kale­den, Nara­mata and parts of the Pen­tic­ton In­dian Re­serve.

As Cana­di­ans are tak­ing baby steps at rec­on­cil­i­a­tion with First Na­tions com­mu­ni­ties, an ex­cel­lent start would be elect­ing Pierre to the school board.

Our schools are di­verse, and so should our school trustees. The Okana­gan Skaha board has a habit of re-elect­ing mid­dle-aged white women and men time and time again. Pierre’s pas­sion, ever since the age of seven, has been ed­u­ca­tion. Her mother was a res­i­den­tial schools sur­vivor, but still en­cour­aged her daugh­ter to pur­sue her dream of be­com­ing a teacher.

Pierre’s plat­form ex­tends well be­yond First Na­tions is­sues as she would be a strong ad­vo­cate for all stu­dents and teach­ers.


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