Everyone has a role to play in ensuring the success of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students attending Saskatoon Public Schools. The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Education Unit takes leadership in this area and the staff invite colleagues and stakeholders into the work of creating a better future for all students.
The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Education Unit works towards the fulfillment of the following goals that are aligned with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s Continuous Improvement and Accountability Framework, Inspiring Success: Building Towards Student Achievement (2009) policy framework and Saskatoon Public Schools’ learning priorities:
- To eliminate the learning gaps for First Nations, Inuit and Métis learners (Higher Literacy and Achievement);
- To nurture the cultural identity of our children and youth so that they feel pride in who they are; see themselves as strong, capable learners; and experience a sense of belonging in our schools (Equitable Opportunities);
- To develop culturally responsive and inclusive learning environments (Equitable Opportunities);
- To develop culturally responsive educators, leaders and communities (Higher Literacy and Achievement and Equitable Opportunities);
- To engage community partners to nurture the development of our children and youth (Smooth Transitions and System Accountability and Governance); and
- To ensure the inclusion and representation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis ways of knowing, being and doing with Saskatoon Public Schools’ policies, procedures, priorities and curricula (Higher Literacy and Achievement, Smooth Transitions and Equitable Opportunities).