First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Education

We strive to support and enhance the educational experience and achievement of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.

We do this by helping schools develop a holistic understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures, worldviews, histories, and current realities.  We believe this approach fosters relationships that welcome, nurture, and honour individual student’s stories and cultures and supports the weaving of culture and curriculum to enhance the learning for all students.

We collaborate with district staff, First Nations communities, Métis and Inuit organizations, and stakeholders to develop strategies, resources, programs and initiatives that support personal growth, high school completion, and career pathways to post-secondary studies or the world of work.

Reconciliation Bench

A Reconciliation Bench is prominently displayed in the atrium at the Centre for Education.  This bench contains Project of Heart tiles completed by many students, school staff and central leaders.  Residential School Education literature and resources are available in the bench. A huge thank you to Building Facilities for making this possible.


Welcome, Tawow to Edmonton Public Schools! 
Tansi (Cree)
Abawashded (Stoney)
Oki Napi (Blackfoot)
Eglenadeh (Chipewyan)
Dahneh dha’ (Dene)
Tunngasugit (Inuktitut)
Tanshi (Michif)
Kwé (Mi’kmaq)