Graduation rates and achievement outcomes for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students are much lower, on average, than other students in Alberta’s schools. Specific and targeted supports are needed to ensure that these achievement gaps are eliminated and to ensure that all students have equitable opportunities to be successful in school.
Similarly, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made a number of recommendations related to education to help enhance our efforts to address the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Alberta’s education partners are working together, through a Joint Commitment to Action, to ensure that all students learn about the histories, cultures and worldviews of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.
Where do trustee candidates stand on supporting education of Indigenous students and on furthering education for reconciliation?