The fundamental goal of education in Alberta is to inspire all students to achieve success and fulfillment, and reach their full potential. All First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta, including students living on-reserve, deserve to meet or exceed the educational outcomes set for all Alberta students.
Alberta Education is working in collaboration with education partners to implement programs and initiatives to eliminate the achievement gap between First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, and other students in Alberta.
The ministry provides system supports to students, parents, teachers and school leaders within provincial and federal education systems, including:
We work with partners to:
In Alberta, it is mandatory that current and future Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum includes student learning outcomes specific to First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences, as well as content on the significance of residential schools and treaties.
Alberta’s commitment to mandatory First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences in curriculum was reaffirmed on March 27, 2014, at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event in Edmonton.
“In the spirit of reconciliation, the Government of Alberta commits that all Alberta students will learn about the history and legacy of residential schools, along with the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada.”
This promise included:
Improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success is a shared responsibility. It requires continued collaboration among students, parents, communities, education stakeholders and government.
The complete Provincial Accountability Pillar Report is available in a single document. A summary of results for self-identified First Nations, Métis and Inuit students is also available. Reporting the provincial Accountability Pillar results assures students are meeting provincial and local targets and provincial expectations.
Alberta Education works with school authorities to ensure that three-year education plans reflect strategies to improve First Nation, Métis and Inuit student achievement and to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit education for all students.