First Nations, Métis and Inuit
We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries. We honour not only those who have walked before us, but those who will walk in years to come.
Elder Wilson - we are honoured to have visits by Elder Wilson at our school throughout the year! Students have been enthralled by his stories and his message of acceptance and respect for everyone. Elder Wilson Bearhead is Nakota and a member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band in Treaty 6 territory, Alberta. He has served as a Chief in his community, the Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations and Alberta Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nations.
Orange Shirt Day - every September
Elk Island Public Schools - https://www.eips.ca/first-nations-metis-inuit
Métis Nation of Alberta - http://albertametis.com/
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society - http://bentarrow.ca/
Alberta Native Friendship Centre - http://anfca.com/
Native Counselling Services of Alberta - http://www.ncsa.ca/
Aboriginal Self-identification - Information about self-identification during the registration process
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line - 1-855-242-3310 (Toll Free)