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First Nations Metis and Inuit Education (FNMI)

FNMI Education Coordinator and Teacher -

Office: Room 514 CHHS
Legacy Room: 514 CHHS

Deborah Lloyd
Phone: (403) 527-6641 ext 8514

email deborah.lloyd@sd76.ab.ca

FNMI Family School Liaison Worker

Kristi Lie

Office: Room 601 MHHS

Phone (403)527-3371 ext 7601

email kristi.lie@sd76.ab.ca


Success for First Nations, Métis and Inuit ( FNMI) students.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students are engaged in learning.

The achievement gap between FNMI and non-FNMI students is eliminated

Services To Students and Families: Our Vision is to see you graduate!

Students receive all services available through programming for FNMI Education and additional services in: information and referrals to applying for Status as Metis or First Nations; applications for scholarships and bursaries; letters of recommendation; Work Experience sponsorship; tutoring; development of cultural competencies; referrals to outside agencies; academic and social support; extra curricular development and support; traditional counselling and referrals to traditional elders.

Indigenous Women's Healing Circle March - May 2016

This cirlce is based on the Medicine Wheel for the first 4 sessions and on the Seven Sacred Teachings for 7 sessions ending May 25, 2016  Sessions take place from 4-5pm in the Legacy room (514 @ CHHS).  

This is a session for Indigenous Women only with children/grandchildren in SD76. Mothers are asked to arrange for childcare either with us or on ther own as our terms of reference states this is 1 hour for the women!  Half of the hour is video presentations or materials based and the other half is a short talking circle format.  Goals include developing strategies for women to design their healing plan, support in that development, making positive connections and friendships and capacity building by increasing learning opportunities! Please contact Deborah Lloyd to register! 

FNMI Advisory Committee:

The FNMI Advisory Committee consists of students, parents, elders, school staff, administrators and community members interested in the education of FNMI students.  This committee plays a vital role in assisting FNMI staff in setting the direction and determining the future programs of FNMI Education.

Bannock suppers!

Our FNMI Advisory Committee Meets December and May TBA The meeting format is a 5:30 supper with meeting to follow, contact FNMI staff  for more information.


Christmas Dream Catcher Program 2015

Available to Grade 4-12

Dream Catchers are made with either a 3 inch gr. 4-6 or 6 inch ring 7-12.

(sessions are 80 minutes)

Each DC will have a small bow and be made from a choice of red or green sinew.  Students may use sequins or beads to decorate their craft.

Runs November 16 to December 17, 2015

CHHS Legacy Room! 

deborah.lloyd@sd76.ab.ca (call-8514)

Other crafts can be booked for younger grades just give me a call!

Legacy Room Interpretive Program

FNMI Education has a  fully equipped interpretive centre to meet the needs of students and teachers in the district located at CHHS Room 514

  • Classroom teachers can select topics and crafts based on curriculum needs and level of ability and work with FNMI teacher to develop lessons and units.
  • Schools from K-12 can book into the legacy rooms to augment their lessons and units of study.
  • Craft ideas are laid out in the Legacy room handbooks sent out to all schools containing ideas or guidelines for development and booking information.
  • FNMI Education will subsidize bus costs so that all schools can go to the Legacy Room

Cultural Connections Rooms

At CHHS Room 514 and MHHS Room 601 FNMI has cultural connections rooms to serve the students of that school especially the FNMI students.  Students can connect with the FNMI Teacher and FNMI Family School Liaison Worker in this setting to make valuable connections and help encourgage students to stay in school.  Students will be able to join after school programs and do cultural activites as provided by FNMI staff.

Walking with Kokum

September and October until weather becomes uncomfortably cold!

This production provides students with the opportunity to experience a walk with an elder to interpret nature from an Aboriginal Perspective.

Lessons include:

  • Greeting the sun ceremony
  • interpretations of traditional medicine bag items
  • introduction to Aboriginal world view and synopsis of history of government relations with aboriginal peoples
  • storytelling and role playing (2 sets minimum)
  • medicine walk
  • traditional and other fun games

Medicine Wheel Teachings

The Medicine Wheel is taught from many perspectives and a craft is provided using the Francis Whiskeyjack Model

Medicine Wheel teachings are based on the teachings of Cree Elder Francis Whiskeyjack of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation.

FNMIE Medicine Wheel training is offered to parents, students and staff at various times throughout the year. The philosophies of circular thought are depicted by the medicine wheel structure and are utilized in problem solving and counselling methods.

Medicine Wheel training is harmonized with the Circle of Courage model.

Culturally Enhanced Tutoring Program

Culturally Enhanced Tutoring is offered for Aboriginal students from grades 3-7 - TBA at CHHS! December to May

Our goal is to achieve cultural competence while increasing academic success!

Students celebrate a seasons greetings special event in December at the FNMI Advisory Committee meeting. Student work will be showcased and they will help parents to make similar crafts!! Great fun for all!!!

Working Together and Partnering with FNMI Education

Working with other sites, schools and programs:

Photo Albums

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