Indigenous Education

Land and People Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with respect the history and culture of the peoples with whom Treaty 6 was signed and the land upon which Elk Island Public Schools reside. We also acknowledge the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation.

We recognize our responsibility as Treaty members and honor the heritage and gifts of the First Peoples.

We commit to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation. Click here to learn more.

Parent Engagement Series First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education

Parent Engagement Series First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education The First Nations, Métis and Inuit education team is offering two online parent information and engagement series for EIPS families.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKGpSpZGEIzb1A5HV55L6ZikVyqnvB9_shRWjMvEfs0/edit?usp=sharing

  • Session 1 (virtual): February 2, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
  • Who we are and why this work is needed 
  • What reconciliation looks like in EIPS
  • Session 2 (virtual) February 23, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
      • Addressing common roadblocks to understanding and relationship
      • Terminology; bridging the gap between what language parents may be used to hearing and what children are learning in schools
  • Session 3 (virtual)  March 16, 2021 (7 - 7:30 PM)
    • Language of this land- The importance of highlighting Indigenous languages; deepening understanding of relationship to land through language; what exploration of Indigenous languages can look like in schools