FOCUS ON CULTURAL INTEGRATION
The Aboriginal Education Department has adopted Five Learning Foci that are relevant to Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Education into schools and classrooms. Each Family within the Family of Schools structure is given an Aboriginal Learning Focus for the school year and the family works towards building their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Worldviews, History and Perspectives. Educators within the family structure are provided with Professional Development opportunities in Aboriginal Education. This helps to garner a deeper understanding of Aboriginal Peoples, Culture and Histories. Click on the links below to discover more about each FOCI.