First Nations, Metis and Inuit: Indigenous Education in FSD
Consistent with Alberta Education’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Policy Framework, Foothills School Division is committed to providing high quality instructional programs and educational services for our Indigenous students and to increase understanding and acceptance of Indigenous cultures for all students. Foothills School Division is committed to improving education outcomes and creating opportunities for our First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. Student success is a shared responsibility that is best supported through collaboration with students, parents, school, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, local leaders and community. Building and nurturing these relationships can lead to a shift in thinking and attitudes, increased inter-cultural understanding and appreciation of perspective and experiences that contributes to student success. In FSD we believe in learning opportunities that set high expectations for all learners to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally in achieving their full potential. We foster a culture of belonging where diversity is expected and celebrated, where each learner is welcomed, cared for, respected and safe. We work on ensuring that our students and staff are knowledgeable; understanding and respectful of the rich diversity of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Cultures, languages and histories; the importance of Treaties and the legacy of residential schools, to strengthen and support the learning experiences of all students.
Assistant Superintendent Learning Services