First Nations, Métis and Inuit Resources
Second Gathering (virtual): March 9, 2021 (7 - 8 PM)
Supports offered for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.
- We thank all families for joining us in our initial gathering and sharing your stories. We were grateful to all who attended for our initial meeting. As we started with words from Elder Wilson and took time to meet each other, we did not get through the full agenda from our first gathering. We will ensure we cover the missed topics and answer your questions in the second gathering. Here is what we hope to share on March 9:
- EIPS First Nations, Metis and Inuit team mandate
- What self-identification is and what it means
- What supports are in place for self-identified students
- Time for Q and A
We also have the second stream of online information sessions for our general parent population. Our self-identified families are welcome to join those as well.
This three-part series is designed for EIPS parents and families who are curious to learn
about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, perspectives and histories. These sessions are designed as entry points to understanding as we work toward learning our collective truth on the path of reconciliation.
Sessions will be held online using Microsoft Teams Meetings, Join on your computer or mobile app. Click here to join the meeting
- 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