Alberta Education is working in collaboration with education partners to implement programs and initiatives to improve education outcomes and create opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta.
This includes work to:
- provide supports for First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success
- ensure all Alberta students are knowledgeable, understanding and respectful of the rich diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures
- engage and support First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in fulfilling their vision for a Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system that honour Indigenous history, cultures, languages and perspectives
- build strong relationships with schools and school authorities; First Nations and First Nation organizations; the Metis Settlements General Council; the Métis Nation of Alberta; Indigenous and Northern Services Canada; and other ministries; to support the success of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students
Alberta Education is committed to improving education outcomes and creating opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Division
The First Nation, Métis and Inuit Division provides leadership and strategic direction to support the education system in improving outcomes and creating opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta. To ensure the division meets the needs of all Indigenous students in a culturally relevant way, it has two distinct branches: the Rural, Urban Métis and Inuit Branch and the First Nations Branch.
The division also works to ensure all Alberta students and education professionals are knowledgeable and respectful of the rich diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit history, language and culture.
The division focuses on 3 key areas:
- Enhancing our commitment to First Nations, Métis and Inuit educational outcomes.
- Enhancing our functional capacity and support for current and future initiatives.
- Expanding our engagement with First Nations communities and education partners.
Engagement with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Alberta is integral to the work of the directorate.
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Policy Framework has been foundational to strengthen knowledge and understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives among all students; provide First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners with culturally relevant learning opportunities; and enhance reporting on the achievement of educational outcomes.
Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an agreement between the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs in Alberta, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada to work toward strengthening learning and educational success for First Nation students in Alberta.
The Promising Practices in Supporting Success for Indigenous Students report provides a set of evidence-based practices that contribute to successful outcomes for Indigenous students. The study represents a partnership between the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
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