Indigenous Education

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division is proud to collaboratively work with a number of partners to ensure that Indigenous perspectives are appropriately included in all programs of study offered in our schools. Some of these partnerships include Alberta Education, local Friendship Centers, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Alberta Health Services – Aboriginal Health Liaison, parents, teachers, Elders, community members, post-secondary institutions, the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre in Jasper National Park, the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada, and many other community stakeholders and organizations. This collaboration is to assist our teachers in learning more about the history and the legacy of residential schools, the Treaties and the history of Indigenous peoples in order to better meet the needs of Aboriginal students.

GYPSD believes that every student is capable of learning at high levels. Every student is unique and will chart their own pathway to achieve their goals.  Indigenous students experience greater success as engaged participants when learning is authentic and connected to their personal values, world views and ways of knowing. One of Grande Yellowhead’s priorities is ensuring the success of our Aboriginal students in alignment with the goals under Alberta Education and their supports for Indigenous students.

 Our schools strive to create welcoming, respectful, safe and caring, learning environments where all students can thrive.

Horizon Treaty Education Video

Programs

  • Elders in Our Schools
  • Self-Identification of Indigenous students

  • Cree Language Instruction

  • Student Mentorship and Support

  • Annual Teacher Camps

  • Annual Student Camps

  • After School Cree Culture Program

  • Indigenous Liaison Worker(s)

  • Métis Mountain Peoples History Camp at Palisades

For further information, please contact:

Carra Aschenmeier - Director of Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: 780-723-4471

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Sandra Davenport, Cree Language and Culture Teacher
Phone: 780-723-5929

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Renay Woelfing, Indigenous Education Manager
Phone: 780-728-5026

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Mary Andreassen, Teacher Consultant
Phone: 780-723-4471

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