First Nations Métis & Inuit Learning Services
Information for Parents
JORDAN'S PRINCIPLE / LE PRINCIPE DE JORDAN
ENSURING FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS TO THE SERVICES THEY NEED
Jordan's Principle supports substantive equality for First Nations children when accessing government services. First Nations children living on and off reserve are eligible.
Families are encouraged to contact service coordinators if they have questions or new information about any submitted or denied request under Jordan's Principle since 2007.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commissions' final report includes a a call to action for federal, provincial and territorial governments to teach students about residential schools. The Alberta government is answering this call to action in it's commitment to "include enhanced mandatory content for all Alberta students on the significance of residential schools and treaties." Below is an article from Cheryl Devin, ATA Walking Together Consultant, to provide support for parents in talking about residential schools with their children.
If you are a Residential School Survivor and need emotional support, a national crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Residential School Survivor Support Line: 1-866-925-4419
A new interactive educational website illustrates the history of Residential Schools in Canada. The Royal Geographic Society of Canada developed the site with the support and aid of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. People can explore the site and learn about the schools, what it was like for children to attend the schools, the tragic effects on the children and later generations and also how residential school survivors and children of survivors are healing and moving forward.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Youth
Environmental Career Program
This program is for Métis youth ages 15-18. Gain exposure to environmental careers, participate in canoeing, work experience and so much more. Receive $1000 upon successful completion! Space is limited. Visit the following website for more information or to register. metisemployment.ca
Bold Eagle Program
Bold Eagle is a summer employment program that combines Aboriginal culture and teachings with military training. Bold Eagle is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity that helps to develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness. The six week program is conducted from early July to late August each year Participants receive a salary, meals and accommodation, military clothing and equipment and transportation. Visit the website forces.gc.ca for more information and to apply.