First Nations Métis & Inuit Learning Services
- Acknowledgement of Land Statement
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learning Services Program Brochure
- Indigenous Comic Books and Video Games for Kids
- Jordan's Principle
- Le Principe de Jordan
- Poster - First Nations, Métis, Inuit Tiered Support
- Red Deer Native Friendship Society
- School Contacts - First Nations, Métis, Inuit Point Person
Information for Parents
Terry Lakey and Hayley Christen are working hard to support teachers, parents and students in this new learning environment. On this page, we will share links and resources that students and parents may find helpful to support or compliment their at home learning. If you need additional support please feel free to reach out to us, or the point person at your school.
Email: Hayley Christen email@example.com
Urban Aboriginal Voices
April 16th and 17th, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 PM
The Red Deer Native Friendship Society
- call the center directly 403-340-0020, or connect with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit point person at your school to connect you with the center.
RDNFS offers programming and supports to people within our community. Visit their Facebook page to learn more about what they offer. Some of their programs include
- Four Directions: Family Support Program
- Crafts with Elders
- Aboriginal Parent-child Assistance Program
- Women's Wellness
- Nanâtawihowin: Indigenous Cultural Supports
- Sweat lodges
- Spirit Seekers Youth Program
- Family friendship Nights
- Connecting to community Elders
- Pimâcihowin: Aboriginal Housing Team
- Indigenous Coordinated Entry
- Indigenous Coordinated Access
- Homelessness Prevention
- Aboriginal Intensive Care Management
National Film Board of Canada
Parents can access a special collection of acclaimed NFB films and learning resources at NFB.ca/education. Resources for parents at NFB.ca/education
Starting March 27, the NFB Education screening room will be featuring daily films and learning resources chosen by the NFB Education team for K–12 level children, including:
- Films and playlists for primary and secondary-level students;
- Educational interactive projects or apps;
- Mini-lessons that are built around NFB films using curated film clips, paired with activities to encourage deep learning;
- 225 minutes of groundbreaking experiences from the NFB’s immersive and interactive Ocean School, transforming how we learn about and engage with the ocean. Ocean School is the result of a dynamic partnership between the National Film Board of Canada, Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute.
Free activities to learn at home - Download the activities directly from Native Reflections
Native Reflections added a section online where educators and parents can download free activity and coloring sheets to print out at home.
- The Seven Teachings
- Connect the Dots
- Spot the Differences
- Word Search
- And more
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.
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.