FOCUS ON CULTURAL INTEGRATION
The Indigenous Education Department has adopted Five Learning Foci that are relevant to Indigenous Education they are: Culture and Indigenous Knowledge, Elders and Language, Rediscovery, Restitution and Restorative Practice and Youth Leadership. The Five Learning Foci have a trained facilitator within the focus that work towards weaving Indigenous Education into schools and classrooms. Each Family within the Family of Schools structure is given an Indigenous Learning Focus for the school year and the family works towards building their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Education. Students are provided with experiential learning opportunities that involve one of the Five Learning Foci, this helps to build awareness, understanding and genuine respect for Indigenous Worldviews, History and Perspectives. Educators within the family structure are provided with Professional Development opportunities in Indigenous Education. This helps to garner a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Histories. Click on the links below to discover more about each FOCI.
To book FOCI in your school, please visit District Communications, Indigenous Education, FOCI Booking Form.