Youth

Our Youth Department works with the youth in the Bonaparte community. There are two programs:

Youth Program: the Youth Program receives funding from the Ministry of Children & Families (MCF), which covers administration, wages and rent. The MCF guidelines the Department follows include: organize and supervise youth activities 3 times per week for youth in the Bonaparte community between the ages of 6 -18 years; possess a Class 4 license in order to operate a 15-passenger van to transport youth to and from any activity; include the Shuswap culture in activities as much as possible; and increase the level of cooperation of youth with the community at large. The monies that we use for youth activities, community activities, workshops, etc. come largely from fundraising and other band/ health departments.

Youth Group: the goal of the Youth Group is to promote and stimulate healthy and wholesome recreational activities among the youth of the Bonaparte community between the ages of 5 – 18 years. These activities are drug and alcohol free and seek to promote these six components:

  1. To increase recreational skills of children and youth
  2. To increase cultural awareness
  3. To increase level of cooperation of youth with the community at large.
  4. To improve social skills
  5. To increase probability of a successful school experience for children and youth 5- 18 years of age who are members of the Bonaparte Band.
For further information contact:

Heather Minnabarriet

Heather Minnabarriet

Youth Coordinator

Phone: (250) 457-9624 Ext. 231  or (250) 457-0394
Email:youth@bonaparteindianband.com