Working together to build on current successes in Indigenous education
More than 150 Elders, students, and educators will examine current best practices in advancing Indigenous Education in Manitoba at Awasisak Oschi (For the Children): Best Practices and Models Conference for the Indigenous Education Blueprint taking place Nov. 1-2.
The Indigenous Education Blueprint is an unprecedented partnership between Indigenous peoples, community groups, governments and the education sector who are united in their efforts to advance reconciliation and to transform Manitoba into a global centre of excellence for Indigenous education, research, languages and cultures.
“There is a tremendous amount of work being done across the province to ensure Indigenous student success, to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into curriculum, to promote Indigenous research, to build schools that value diversity, and more. This conference is an opportunity to highlight what is currently working and to learn from each other,” says Frank Deer, co-chair of the Indigenous Education Blueprint steering committee and acting executive lead of Indigenous Achievement at the University of Manitoba.