First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Leadership Committee

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The First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Leadership Committee was approved by the Board of Trustees on October 17, 2016 to provide governance-level guidance on how to share information and communication with parents and external agencies about the FNMI Advisory Committee’s work and recommendations. With the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015), guidance on efforts to honour cultural strengths in a changing world is the logical next step to the newly established advisory committee. With the creation of the leadership committee, senior leaders will be working together to develop relationships with indigenous leaders in the local communities within our jurisdiction, and the goal of eliminating the achievement gap between FNMI students and all other students will be closer to reality.

Members on the Committee:

Trustees:  Joan Crockett, Réne Tremblay, and Noreen Radford

Administration:  D.Keohane, Superintendent, R. Nixon, Assistant Superintendent, B. Brochu, Associate Superintendent, C. Bruineman, Communications  Manager

Alexander First Nation: Elders - Edna Arcand & Ella Arcand; Jody Kootney, Director of Education; Verna Arcand, Assistant Director

Community at Large: Leanne MacMillan, Community Strategy, City of St. Albert

Meeting Dates/Summaries:

2017/2018 School Year

Call to Action Updates 2016/17 School Year

September 29, 2017

October 31, 2017 (cancelled)

December 21, 2017

January 19, 2018

March 15, 2018

April 17, 2018

June 6, 2018




September 2017

October 2017

Nov./Dec. 2017

January 2018








November 10, 2016 (Meeting Summary)

January 12, 2017 (Meeting Summary)

March 13, 2017   (Meeting Summary)

April 25, 2017     (Meeting Summary)

May 25, 2017      (Meeting Summary)