First Nations Métis & Inuit Learning Services
FNMI Learning Services provides services and resources to students and teachers in order to support the success of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students in our schools.
Our FNMI - Learning Services staff are
- Brian St. Germain (Teacher)
- Chelsey Sacopaso (Teacher-Tutor Program)
- Hayley Christen (Coordinator)
- Leanne Botha (Educational Assistant)
- Leslie Stonechild, Cultural Connector with the Red Deer Native Friendship Society
Health Canada has announced the launch of the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line:
1-855-242-3310 (Toll free)
Callers can access the Help Line 24/7 effective immediately.
Together we can support FNMI student achievement, excellence, and success!
Alberta Education has identified improving results for FNMI students as a priority. Jurisdiction and School Education Plans need to identify strategies to improve FNMI student results including:
- PAT/Diploma Exam Results
- High School Completion & Drop Out Rates
- Post-secondary Transition Rates
- Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility
To support this priority, FNMI - Learning Services welcomes the opportunity to work with schools to implement strategies that include:
- Cultural programming and awareness
- Curriculum support
- Professional development
- Referrals to community agencies
- Support transitions in students’ education
Teachers from the FNMI - Learning Services provide unique and valuable educational supports that include:
- Classroom presentations on specific FNMI topics within the Program of Studies.
- Consultation support for individual schools and personnel as needed.
- Consulting with and supporting schools through conversations that focus on FNMI student success.
- Developing curriculum resources that enhance the capacity of teachers and support the infusion of FNMI perspectives within subject areas.
- FNMI Professional Development workshops for school staff.
- Providing teaching and learning resources that support and increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of FNMI cultures.
Library of FNMI Resources: Our program has an extensive collection of FNMI references and stories that are available for use. As the resources are updated they will be added to the Learing Services CACHE (available only within Red Deer Public Schools). You may also contact FNMI Learning services to inquire about a particular resource you would like to borrow.
Links to several on-line resources can be found on the RDPSD Learning Services website.