Achievement of this competency is demonstrated by indicators such as:
- Understanding the historical, social, economic and political implications of: a) treaties and agreements with First Nations; b) legislation and agreements negotiated with Métis; and c) residential schools and their legacy;
- Aligning resources and building the capacity of the school community to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit student achievement;
- Enabling all school staff and students to gain a knowledge and understanding of, and respect for, the histories, cultures, languages, contributions, perspectives, experiences and contemporary contexts of First Nations, Métis and Inuit; and
- Pursuing opportunities and engaging in practices to facilitate reconciliation within the school community.
Evidence of Competency Achievement
I believe I have demonstrated achievement of this competency by:
- Inviting Mrs. Julaine Guitton to share her Masters research on Metis and Rupertsland Institute at our staff meetings (and her work was chosen to be shared out by Rupertsland Institute).
- Working closely with Joel Gamache, First Nation, Metis and Inuit Coordinator and embedding land learning experiences in our plans when possible. Joel joined our Grade 3 - 6 on a land-based lesson at Willow Creek park, teaching them about natural herbs, local wildlife and how to care for our land.
- Completing the University of Alberta Indigenous Course;
- Working closely with Sandra Lamouche, former LRSD FNMI Success Coordinator;
- Welcoming and facilitating knowledge from Elder Betty-Ann Little Wolf in our school;
- Seeking resources for both staff and students to embed in our curriculum;
- Facilitating place-based education.
Our Kinder's Land Acknowledgement at Assemblies
University of Alberta Indigenous Canada Course
Stavely School TQS 5 Evidence
Accessed Resources from LRSD FNMI Committee
Orange Shirt Day Resources
These resources were provided to our school by LRSD FNMI Success Coordinator, Sandra Lamouche. Our staff infused these resources to bring awareness to residential schools and reconciliation.
Resources for Classroom