This section provides links to information and resources to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Education in Alberta.
Expression of Reconciliation for the Legacy of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Residential School System
Reconciliation has the power to bring light and healing into the dark history of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Residential School system and its profound legacy of harm to student survivors and their families.
The Residential Schools resulted in the loss of First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages and cultures. The damaging effects for many of the children who attended the 25 residential schools in Alberta still endure for school survivors and family members who struggle today to find peace, a reconnection to cultural identity and to heal from past wrong-doing.
Reconciliation is a powerful spirit of understanding, compassion and action. True reconciliation can only be achieved if we commit to a fundamental shift in our relationship with First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in our province.
We are committing as individuals, communities and governments to be witnesses and messengers of reconciliation.
Please see Premier Hancock and Minister Oberle’s statements on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for more information about this important event.
June 21st is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to celebrate the heritage, diversity and achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples through events and celebrations across our country and province.
Learning about the history, cultures and perspectives of Aboriginal peoples in Canada is an important and valued part of Alberta’s curriculum. This year, the Government of Alberta issued a statement of reconciliation to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that provincial K–12 curriculum will be further enhanced with mandatory content that ensures all students will learn about the history and impact of residential schools, and the history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada.