F-150: Supporting Reconciliation and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students’ Success
- F-150-BR Supporting Reconciliation and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students’ Success
- F-150-AR Supporting Reconciliation and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students’ Success
- Education Act Section 33 (2)
- Guiding Framework for the Design and Development of Kindergarten to Grade 12 Provincial Curriculum
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action
- Professional Practice Standards for Teachers, School Leaders and Superintendents.
The Board of Trustees welcomes and embraces the rich cultural diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and families. The Board acknowledges the significant contributions of Indigenous peoples to our division, city, province and country. The Board believes the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous knowledge is of benefit to all students. The Board recognizes that respect for historical and contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge, perspectives, contributions, cultural beliefs, traditions, languages and values contributes to welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning and working environments for everyone.
The Board acknowledges and respects Treaty 6 territory on which St. Albert Public Schools resides and recognizes and celebrates the history and significance of this land and the people who came before us. The Board acknowledges that we are all Treaty people and that Treaty 6 signifies the ongoing agreement and relationship among Treaty people living together on this land.
The Board of Trustees confirms its commitment to, and role in, actively supporting truth and reconciliation and answering the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Board believes that the journey of reconciliation is founded in relationships. Building and nurturing relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit parents/guardians, grandparents and other family members, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and community members are crucial elements in reconciliation work. The Board supports a division culture that promotes truth and reconciliation through the acknowledgement of the impact of colonization and intergenerational loss of language, culture, identity and relationships on children, families and communities. The Board believes that the process of reconciliation is more than acknowledgement of the past. The longer-term vision for reconciliation and First Nations, Métis and Inuit education includes schools where First Nations, Métis and Inuit identities, cultures, languages, values, ways of knowing and knowledge systems flourish.