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Indigenous Education Framework


Grande Prairie Public School Division (GPPSD) acknowledges that we live and learn on Treaty 8 Territory, the ancestral and present-day home of the Cree, Beaver, Dene and Métis people.

We recognize the need to take appropriate actions to bridge and build relationships with Indigenous families, Indigenous students, and the school community. 

GPPSD Indigenous Education Program

The GPPSD Indigenous Education Team consists of school liaisons and a program coordinator who work to engage with GPPSD students and staff. This work is based on three pillars:

  • Connecting - creating opportunities to form connections between schools, local Elders and Knowledge-Keepers
  • Supporting - supporting staff and students as they learn and grow
  • Empowering -creating connections for Indigenous students and their families

These three pillars support the work of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including the 94 Calls to Action. It includes providing opportunities for learning, growing, and connecting within the GPPSD community.  

The overall goal of the Indigenous Education Team is to support Indigenous students in a way that promotes resiliency, pride, student achievement, and high school graduation.

Indigenous Family Circle (IFC)

Indigenous families are invited to join our next Indigenous Family Circle (IFC). It is an evening where you will share a meal, visit with other Indigenous families, and connect with your child’s school-based Indigenous Liaison.

For more information and to find out when the next IFC is scheduled, email us at indigenous@gppsd.ab.ca, or check our contact your school directly.

Connecting with Culture

GPPSD Indigenous Graduate Honouring Ceremony - the tradition of honouring our Indigenous Grade 12 graduating students celebrates their achievements by creating a culturally meaningful event. It involves teachings and ceremonies by local Elders and Knowledge-Keepers. As our students cross the stage, they are presented with either an Eagle Feather, soapstone carving or a Métis Sash to recognize their accomplishments and heritage. 

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Indigenous Program Coordinator

Krista Umble
Indigenous Programming Coordinator

Contact your school's principal to find out information about your school's Indigenous Liaison.