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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



Indigenous Languages Resources

For resources applicable to Indigenous Languages, the Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy has developed a database of resources both in and about Indigenous languages.  Go to the Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre at http://mbcsc.edu.gov.mb.ca/ and search “mals”.  You can then narrow your search.  We invite you to search for these resources internally as well using the WSD Library Support Services at http://www1.youseemore.com/wsd1/default.asp and have them couriered to your school.  If WSD is missing a resource, please contact one of the Aboriginal Education Consultants: Bobbie-Jo Leclaire boleclaire@wsd1.org or Rina Bright rbriight@wsd1.org

Link to Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre http://mbcsc.edu.gov.mb.ca/

Link to WSD Library Support Services http://www1.youseemore.com/wsd1/default.asp


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