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Indigenous Connection

Holy Redeemer is proud to have a diverse and accepting student population. Indigenous Peoples are an important part of making our school an exceptional place. One focus within our school is promote the cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples and engage all of our students in these cultures importance to our school, society and our nation. Throughout the year, our school will hear from Elders, guest speakers and watch Indigenous ceremonies to celebrate these important cultures.

In our classrooms, our teachers focus on the study of Indigenous Peoples in all classrooms through the Teacher Quality Standard and is demonstrated in:

  • Understanding the historical, social, economic, and political implications of
    • Treaties and agreements with First Nations
    • Legislation and agreements negotiated with Métis
    • And residential schools and their legacy
  • Supporting student achievement in collaborative, whole school approaches to capacity building in First Nations, Métis and Inuit education
  • Using the programs of study to provide opportunities for all students to develop a knowledge and understanding of, and respect for, the histories, cultures, languages, contributions, perspectives and contemporary contexts of First Nations, Métis and Inuit
  • Supporting the learning experiences of all students by using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.