In September 2017, Winnipeg School Division’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program went to Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve to learn about traditional plants and medicines on the land. For more information, click the image above.
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
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 2019, 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
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 Whitford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2018 Session:
6 Weeks – November 7 – December 12
Time: 4:30 – 6:30
Location: Children of the Earth High School
Instructors: Russell Maytwayashing & Rudy Okemaw
Spring 2019 Session:
Stay tuned for updates, poster, and registration on employee connect.
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
– 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