First Nations Métis Inuit Cultural Awareness For School Leaders

  • FNMI Cultural Awareness For Administrators
    This learning playlist centers on the theme of Leadership. In addition to providing you access to the complete Facilitators Workshop Guide for FNMI Cultural Awareness for Administrators, it will also help you and your team answer these three questions: 1. Why is it important for Albertans to deepen their understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit people? 2. How can we help FNMI people become successful lifelong learners who contribute to healthy, inclusive communities and thriving economies? 3. Why is it important to learn about impacts of policies? Resources are provided in each step of this playlist. Below, you will see further questions, suggestions and activities to spark dialogue and discussion in support of deepening your understanding of these questions. Although intended for use with admin teams, please feel free to use/change/adapt for use with your school staff members.
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  • Discussion Information For School Leaders
    Provides background information for generative discussion and review along with resources for further learning. Could also be used/adapted for use with school staff.
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  • Why Is It Necessary For All Teachers And Students In Alberta To Be Required To Work With Aboriginal Perspectives?
    These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past; wisdom is of the future. ~Vernon Cooper, Lumbee Elder This discussion paper by Dwayne Donald argues an education that teaches young people to view the world holistically and to live differently can expand and enhance understandings of what it means to be human.
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  • FNMI Holistic View Of Learning With Wilton Goodstriker, Blood Tribe, Blackfoots In Alberta To Be Required To Work With Aborigina
    "The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood. Within each child lies our future and our past." ~Anonymous This 2:30 min clip features Blood Elder Wilton Goodstriker sharing an FNMI holistic view of education. This holistic view is consistent across FNMI nations. As you listen, reflect upon how this aligns with your own personal philosophy of teaching and learning. How is it similar? Where are there differences?
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  • Naturalizing Indigenous Knowledge
    Synthesis paper by Dr. Leroy Little Bear prepared for CCL's Aboriginal Knowledge Center as a basis for further knowledge exchange -- view pages 10-14 where he compares and contrasts traditional and Aboriginal ways of learning and knowing.
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  • Encouraging First Nation, Métis And Inuit Voluntary Self-Identification
    Each year, parents/guardians can choose to self-identify their child as First Nations, Métis or Inuit (FNMI) during the registration process in Alberta school authorities. Should a parent/guardian declare this information, additional funding from the Government of Alberta will be provided to the District. This funding is used to provide programs and services to support the education of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. The process is voluntary, confidential and allocation of funds is targeted to support and enhance the educational experience of FNMI students.
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  • FNMI Cultural Awareness For Administrators Workshop Facilitator's Guide
    This workshop facilitator guide is designed to provide content and process for working with school-based administrators to support FNMI student success by developing an understanding of FNMI cultural awareness based on diversity and respecting local cultural protocols, and by advocating and supporting increased FNMI cultural awareness among their school staffs. There is an accompanying PowerPoint slide show in the next step that you can use as is or adapt to your context.
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  • FNMI Cultural Awareness For Administrators Slides
    These PowerPoint slides were designed to accompany and support the suggested activities in the FNMI Cultural Awareness for Administrators Workshop Facilitator's Guide. They are provided so that you can adapt, remix and revise according to the needs of your staff. Download by clicking the file link at the bottom left of this screen.
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  • Alberta Education - Collaborative Framework: Building Relationships
    Prototype of Collaborative Framework: Building Relationships - an interactive collaborative framework for supporting FNMI student success. This prototype id the culmination of work involving stakeholders sharing an understanding of and commitment to community and school engagement. To learn more and discover positive impacts for collaborative frameworks, click on and navigate over the vignettes and resources. Please be aware that this site is under construction and represents only a prototype of the final version. (Current version is Flash-based and best viewed on a computer) Watch Alberta Ed website http://ideas.education.alberta.ca/hsc/current-projects/fnmi-parent-engagement for final version and for Companion Document with more illustrative examples including video clips.
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  • Moving Forward: Implementing FNMI Collaborative Frameworks
    This workbook was developed to assist school authorities to develop collaborative frameworks that engage local First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and parents in the planning and implementation of strategies focused on improving student success.
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  • Alberta Education - FNMI Resources
    Alberta Education ensures that the histories, cultures and perspectives of Alberta's First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) peoples are reflected in the programs and resources it develops and authorizes. FNMI stakeholders are involved in the development, validation and authorization of education resources. This page contains links to a variety of resources supporting FNMI student success including videos, case studies, toolkits, parent resources and teaching resources with menus along the left and right sides to explore further. These resources can be used as references and for further learning by school leaders and/or can be shared with school staff for review and discussion.
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  • Supporting FNMI Student Success Webinar Series With Debbie Mineault
    The focus of this four-part series is to address the question: "How do I develop appreciation and respect for FNMI culture, history and worldview in my classroom?" Debbie Mineault provides a unique experience combining personal insights and infusion of FNMI culture and language using Alberta's programs of study, Our Words Our Ways and other resources. Through viewing and interacting with this four-part series of webinar recordings, you will have the opportunity to deepen your awareness of cultural beliefs that affect teacher choices.
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  • Hidden Colonial Legacy: The 60's Scoop
    It's estimated that up to 18,000 thousand First Nation, Inuit and Metis children were adopted or fostered to non-native homes from the 1960s to the early 1980s. This came to be known as the 60s Scoop, and has had a lasting impact on FNMI families. While viewing this 12 min. video, ask viewers to record 5 words about the content and/or how it made them feel. Participants will then each share their 5 words with their group at the table. Together as a table group, they will choose 3 words initially to represent their thinking/feeling, and from there will narrow it down to only one word. A representative from each table group will share their word and explain why it was chosen. This activity is designed to raise awareness of the cultural disruption/disconnection that many FNMI people in our society have experienced and how it might affect their interactions with school communities.
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  • Collaborating With Parents – Respecting Cultural Diversity
    This video, part of a series on Collaborating with Parents, supports the concept of accessing traditional FNMI cultural knowledge and parenting practices to strengthen self-esteem, trust and mutual understanding for positive learning supports and demonstrates how this FN school administration respects and supports a strength-based, culturally respectful collaborative process in seeking solutions. Video Synopsis: This video supports the concept using of traditional FNMI parenting skills and cultural knowledge to strengthen self-esteem, trust and mutual understanding for positive discipline, and demonstrates how the school administration respects and supports a strength-based, culturally respectful collaborative process in seeking solutions.
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