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St. Albert Public Schools

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Supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education in St. Albert Public Schools

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St. Albert Public Schools established a First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Wisdom and Guidance Committee, an advisory body consisting of 25 members who will:

- provide guidance on strategies to improve programming for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students within St. Albert Public Schools;

- provide guidance to support increasing the knowledge and understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report;

-provide support to improve understanding of the local history that pertains to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples;

-provide guidance on strategies to infuse culture into the schools such as Elder programs and cultural days;

- provide support to increase teachers’ confidence in the areas of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures and histories;

- bring awareness among teachers and school support staff of the particular learning styles of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives;

-provide support for school staff to acquire knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit student learning profiles, and to realign programs and teaching styles to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit student learning;

- provide support to continue to build an inclusive district and school culture. It is essential that First Nations, Métis and Inuit students are engaged and feel welcome in school and that they see themselves and their culture in the curriculum and the school community; and

- provide guidance on the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Strategic Plan.