ALL students and staff of GPPSD, have the opportunity to gain a better
understanding and respect of Indigenous spirituality, culture and philosophy.
The First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Program staff will:
- Provide social, emotional and cultural support to students
- Act as a liaison between parents and schools
- Provide indigenous specific professional development for all staff
- Develop curriculum and resources to encourage indigenous pedagogy into the classroom
- Work with parents, families and community to enhance the FNMI Program
Focused on ensuring
that our learners have the supports in place that are required for school
success, the First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Program employs a District
level programming coordinator. The District Coordinator oversees two positions
at the High School level and two district Family Outreach Worker positions. The
High School positions will focus on supporting students in their graduation
plan and the two Family Outreach Worker positions will support our FNMI
students, parents and families in our district on an itinerant basis.
Coordinator also coordinates cultural activities in our schools by ensuring
that community resources are available to the schools. Our commitment is to
have culturally respectful learning opportunities available to all students in
all grades in our system.
The FNMI Program
will continue to represent GPPSD on the Zone 1 First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Advisory Committee, the Mâmâwîhtowin Conference Committee, Grande Prairie
Aboriginal Circle of Services and in various other capacities to support FNMI
The FNMI Program has moved to an Outreach model in
which to better support our students, parents, families and community. We have four full time positions within
the district. Two positions will be out
of our high schools and two will be district based.
The Alberta Government has commited to a rewrite of the Provincial FNMI curriculum which will include providing more tools for teachers to teach FNMI history and perspective in the classroom. This honors the government's commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report findings.
more information, please contact:
Assistant Superintendent - Programs and Planning
Prairie Public School District #2357
780-532-4491 ext 1064