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Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools is proud to release its Journey in Education for Reconciliation book.
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Our Division is enacting Education for Reconciliation Call to Action 63, which is focused on building staff and student capacity to explore foundational concepts which are central to our emerging curriculum and developing and using developed classroom resources to understand previously omitted First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities’ histories and perspectives, and stories to inform our current work with students, parents/legal guardians, and our local communities and partners.
We are focused on this work through two committees: First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Advisory Committee and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Leadership Committee. The Leadership Committee is focused on developing community and inter-agency partnerships to advocate for Indigenous Education and sharing with parents what our Board is doing to enact Education for Reconciliation.
The Advisory Committee is focused on engaging in teacher education about Indigenous Education and developing and exploring classroom resources in Indigenous Education. Both committees contribute to developing resources including a K-12 Indigenous Literature Kit and to update resources for parents and teachers on our Division website.
On both committees, our elders, Edna Arcand and Ella Arcand, provide us with advice, guidance, and teachings as we meet monthly with committee members. In this picture book, we have sought to capture in words, pictures, and student art, the lessons learned from Edna and Ella. This is the first edition of what we hope will be an ongoing journey strengthening relationships, partnerships, and actions that bring us to new understandings of what it means to enact Truth and Reconciliation within our district.