First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education

Westwind School Division shares a commitment with the Ministry of Education that all First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students have the opportunity to achieve or exceed the educational outcomes established for Alberta students.

Fulfilling this commitment requires targeted supports and close collaboration to eliminate gaps in achievement and engagement and improve student retention and graduation rates of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.

We support a holistic understanding of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cultures, worldviews, histories, languages, contributions, perspectives, experiences and contemporary contexts.   Effective practices that contribute to positive learning experiences, improved student well-being and increased success are an integral part of an inclusive, nurturing and welcoming learning environment.   Strong respectful relationships are essential to fostering and honouring the students' stories, cultures, and languages while seamlessly blending Aboriginal culture and curriculum to maximize learning.

In the spirit of collaboration, Westwind School Division strives to build strong relationships with all schools and school authorities; First Nations and First Nations organizations; Kainai Board of Education; interagency partners; the Metis Settlements of Alberta; Metis General Council; the Metis Nation of Alberta; Indigenous and Northern Affairs; and other ministries; to support the success of Westwind School Division First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students.

Westwind School Division is sincerely dedicated to success for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students.

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