Reconciliation in Lloydminster Public School Division (LPSD)
Lloydminster Public School Division, located on ancestral and traditional lands of Treaty 6 and homeland of the Métis, endeavors to ensure personal excellence for all students. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education is a priority LPSD is committed to answering the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that pertain to education. Through this commitment, we aim to each student through a journey of reconciliation of Head (understanding), Heart (feeling), and Hand (action). Our students have inspired us to keep going on this path because “We Are All Treaty People”.
Reconciliation in LPSD is multi-faceted. As such:
- We are working towards the inclusion of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit content into all curricula.
- We are encouraging authentic community engagement from the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
- We are fostering partnerships with the Aboriginal community to support the cultural and holistic development of our students.
- We are supporting students and families as they transition from home to school, school to school, and to a world of work and post-secondary education.
- We continue to support the Reconciliation efforts of the Heart of Treaty 6 Reconciliation circle within the community of Lloydminster and region.
LPSD Indigenous Contacts
Clint Chocan, Coordinator of Learning & Instruction, Indigenous Consultant
Denae Bruce, LCHS Indigenous Coach/Teacher
To contact the above please e-mail email@example.com
- LPSD Cree word of the day
- Elementary Cree Clubs
- Cree Classes at E.S. Laird Middle School
- Cree 10 and 20 at Lloydminster Comprehensive High School
Our Small Fires Indigenous Mentorship Program (SFIM) is designed to engage and connect First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) and non-Indigenous students through culturally-based programming within Lloydminster Public School Division. Through mentorship, students will be involved in building relationships through school outreach; students provide mentorship within the school community, including the elementary, middle and high schools. This also provides opportunities for students to develop leadership, responsibility and interpersonal skills by educating the school community about the history of Indigenous people and the enduring impacts of colonization.
SFIM responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) 94 calls to action to advance reconciliation by offering programming that strengthens the learning connected to Indigenous perspectives, cultures, histories and Indigenous ways of knowing. “Reconciliation begins for each of us with one very simple concept reflected in the events at first contact and in the Treaties: I want to be your friend, and I want you to be mine. When you need me, I’ll have your back, and when I need you, you’ll have mine." (Sinclair, 2015 ) We aim to start a path of education, raise awareness and build relationships within LPSD so all our youth believe in themselves and are empowered to invest in their future.
The Objectives of the Indigenous Mentoring Program:
- Provide students with a sense of belonging while developing a strong connection to self, peers and society.
- Investing in students’ physical, emotional, spiritual and mental needs.
- Educating through culture while working with Elders
- Assist students in developing their academic potential while engaged in the learning process and encouraging the pursuit of higher education.
If you are interested in participating in our Small Fires Mentorship program please contact Denae Bruce at (780) 875-5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day
- Strengthening Your Path sôhkâskohtâ kimêskanâs
- MMIWG Walk
- Ribbon Skirt/Shirt Day
- LPSD Drum Group - “Prairie Thunder Boys”
- LCHS Graduation Medallions