KATHY PIERRE SD67 Rural trustee
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.