Empowering the Spirit

Educational Resources to Support Reconciliation

First Nations, Métis and Inuit students experience greater success as engaged participants in learning that is authentic and connected to their personal values and life experiences. First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, families and communities need to feel that the curricula honours their perspectives, histories, languages and cultures.

This website provides support for all levels within school jurisdictions to increase awareness, understanding and application of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, perspectives and ways of knowing for the purpose of implementing treaty and residential schools education and Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action for education.

 

What You Will Find on this Site

 

The Story of this Site

Empowering the Spirit is a collection of resources to increase awareness and understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, perspectives and ways of knowing.

 

 

A plains bison in southern Alberta field

Education for Reconciliation

Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC), led by Calgary Regional Consortium (CRC) and Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC), is pleased to introduce its First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education for Reconciliation grant. ARPDC will provide professional learning at all levels of school jurisdictions that results in an increased awareness and understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, perspectives, and ways of knowing for the purpose of implementing treaty and residential schools’ education and Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations for education.