FNMI Cultural Awareness Workshop for Administrators

Success for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI Students)

This wiki is intended to provide support materials and resources focused on "FNMI Cultural Awareness" for school and district leaders.
Cultural Awareness and understanding for implementation of Alberta Education Goal 3: Success for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.

Goals include:
  • develop a better understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural traditions in order to improve First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success in schools respecting FNMI cultural diversity and local cultural protocols.
  • advocate and support increased First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural awareness and understanding among school and district staff.
For further information about the content on this wiki please contact FNMI Branch Alberta Education at 310-0000 415-9300. This wiki was developed as a result of a grant from Alberta Education to ARPDC to support implementation of FNMI Collaborative Frameworks. Contact us, for additional adult learning opportunities, at

FNMI Awareness Workshop For Administrators Agenda

FNMI Cultural Awareness Workshop For Administrators Powerpoint

FNMI Challenges and Issues: Participant Response

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Resources Materials

Education Post-1890's

Canadian Council of Learning – Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Center

The Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre was created to provide a collaborative national forum that would support the development of effective solutions for the challenges faced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners

Legacy of Hope - 100 Years of Loss

LHF is a national Aboriginal charitable organization whose purposes are to educate, raise awareness and understanding of the legacy of [[#|residential]] schools, including the effects and intergenerational impacts on First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and to support the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors. Fulfilling this mandate contributes towards reconciliation among generations of Aboriginal peoples, and between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. This site provides a variety of resources for educators including the resource title 100 Years of Loss.

Moving Forward: Support for Implementing FNMI Collaborative Frameworks

A resource to support school authorities in Alberta with implementation planning for collaborative frameworks, based on a Guide to Support Implementation: Essential Conditions

Walking Together

The digital resource “Walking Together: FNMI perspectives in curriculum was designed to help teachers understand the holistic nature of FNMI ways of knowing, to provide opportunities for FNMI peoples to share their perspectives on topics important to them, and to demonstrate FNMI perspectives in teaching and learning experiences.

Collaborating with Parents

This website provides a variety of accessible learning opportunities to support implementation of an inclusive learning environment. (e.g., archived videos and webinars, learning guides).
Collaborating with Parents section includes video and learning guide focused on respecting cultural diversity.

Additional resources to support adult learning

FNMI section of the inclusive education PD resources site includes a variety of online materials for adult learners.
ARPDC Professional Development Resources are intended to support opportunities to "continue the conversation" with respect to various selected learning opportunities. Most often PD resources are archived webinars with conversation guides or professional development/workshop resources intended for leaders to facilitate district/job embedded learning opportunities. FNMI PD resources developed by ARPDC are available at various regional consortium websites:
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Alberta Teachers Association

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education CouncilThe primary purpose of the specialist council, open to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teachers alike, will be to facilitate professional development related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit education

Alberta Education

Aboriginal Affairs and northern Development Canada

National Aboriginal History Month