Category Archives: What’s Happening in WSD

WSD Bilingual Program

The WSD Bilingual Program offers instruction in both Cree and Ojibwe language.  Our programs are located at Isaac Brock School and currently run from grades K-1 for the 2017-2018 year, and will run from grades K-2 for the 2018-2019 school year.  For more information and registration contact Isaac Brock school or one of the Aboriginal Education Consultants.

Link to Bilingual program information – https://www.winnipegsd.ca/schools/IsaacBrock/AcademicsAndClasses/creeojibwe/Pages/Default.aspx

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-school-makes-history-1.3743804

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/wsd-cree-ojibwa-bilingual-open-house-1.3421483

Special Language Exams – High School Credit

Special Language Exams are hosted by Winnipeg School Division 2 times a year.  WSD can provide tutors to prepare students to challenge exams in Ojibwe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene, and Michif.  Students may earn up  to 4 special language credits towards graduation.  If you are aware of students that would like to challenge the exam, please contact the Aboriginal Education Consultants.  The next examination dates are in April 2018, students must register early, stay tuned for more information and registration forms.

Link to MB Ed Special Language Website – http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/languages/langcredit.html

Winnipeg School Division Language Classes

WSD will offer 2 sessions of Cree and Ojibwe language classes for staff, students, and community members.  Watch for informational posters, and emails to register on employee connect or email Rina Bright at rbright@wsd1.org

Winter 2018 Session:

6 Weeks – February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15

Time: 5:00-7:00

Location: St. John’s High School

Instructors:  Alma Bernier & TBA

Spring 2018 Session:

6 Weeks – April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 5:00 – 7:00

Location: TBA

Instructors: Alma Bernier & TBA

What’s Happening in WSD that supports AAA…

There are a wide variety of programs, initiatives, and activities happening throughout the division that support Aboriginal Academic Achievement.  Some of the various initiatives include, but are not limited to…

School-based Indigenous Education Committees

Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program

Student-led groups

Sharing of Indigenous learning resources

Land-based Education

Cree and Ojibwe Language Programs (Bilingual Program, Language Classes)

Professional development opportunities for staff (Blanket Exercise, Circle in the Box, Treaty Education)

– Treaty Land Acknowledgement

– Orange Shirt Day

– Indigenous celebrations – Culture days, Pow Wows and/or Pow Wow Clubs

– Guest Speakers

– Storytelling

– Indigenous Perspectives through cross curricular areas

– Cultural Teachings: 7 Teachings, smudging, medicine wheel teachings, tipi teachings

– Grandmother Groups

– Parent Involvement

– Community Support Workers

– Aboriginal Education Team support