Background

Alberta’s Commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Alberta teachers given tools to advance First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and perspectives in the classroom 4898

To honour this government’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Alberta Education will provide teachers with professional development to ensure that all students learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit history, perspectives and contributions.

The following organizations will collaborate to develop professional development for teachers so that all students learn about the culture, history perspectives and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people:

Alberta Education
The Alberta Teachers’ Association
The Alberta Association of Deans of Education
The Alberta School Boards Association
The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia
The College of Alberta School Superintendents
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Minister of Education David Eggen and representatives from these organizations signed, in Edmonton Wednesday, June 22, 2016, a Joint Commitment to Action that will ensure that all K-12 teachers receive additional training related to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit history and culture within the next two to three years. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Attached is the photo from the signing of a historic agreement among the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Alberta Education, and education partners. On behalf of Rupertsland Institute and the Alberta Métis Education Council, Lorne Gladu, Lisa Savill, Solange Lalonde, and Delores Pruden-Barrie were present.

Posted by Ian Horner on 06/22 at 05:55 PM

 
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