First Nations, Métis and Inuit Collaborative Community "Education for Reconciliation and Calls to Action"
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First Nations, Métis and Inuit Collaborative Community "Education for Reconciliation and Calls to Action"
Presented by: Donna Ross:
Located at: Foundations for the Future Charter Academy
8710 Ancourt Rd. SE, Calgary, AB
Presented by: Donna Ross:
Located at: Fort Calgary
750 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
Presented by: Donna Ross:
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session


The First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Collaborative Community will provide contextual foundational knowledge and engage participants in current resources to enhance professional practice and leadership capacity at all levels. The Education for Reconciliation Collaborative Community will highlight the “heart”, “head”, “hands” and Indigenous ways of learning through collaborative conversations to be guided by Indigenous voices, and the sharing of perspectives through story. The community will come together 4 times throughout the school year to build on current knowledge of Education for Reconciliation and the Calls to Action, with each session being guided by an Indigenous community member. 

The focus for each Collaborative Community conversation is as follows:


November 28th: Historical Perspectives

This session will examine the Métis voice through storytelling, to engage and empower participants with resources.  Through the sharing of story from a Métis Knowledge Keeper, this session will help participants to reframe and create a relational space for the Métis within Alberta’s historical perspectives.

January 30th: Inclusive Education

This session will engage participants in creating sustainable change through learning and experiential growth with our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in the Calgary region. The focus will highlight regional Indigenous community members creating a repertoire of resources to use within a school community.  

April 17th: Truth Inspires our Future

This session will promote dialogue and conversation advancing reconciliation, and provide opportunities for participants to engage in ways of knowing, for the purpose of implementing treaty and residential schools’ education.

TBD: Calls to Action

This session will examine residential schools and the sharing of experiences. The invited First Nations Elder will share guidance, wisdom and ways of knowing to advance reconciliation through a strength based approach. Calls to action will be addressed.

This learning opportunity is being offered through an Education for Reconciliation grant from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s)

Donna Ross: is currently seconded with the Calgary Regional Consortium to provide Education for Reconciliation and Foundational Knowledge of Alberta’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. With 27 years’ experience as an Indigenous educator, Donna brings a strong understanding of literacy and storytelling from an Indigenous perspective.

Fee: $60.00

Includes: Light Snacks