Indigenous Advocacy

Mission

The Indigenous Advocate teacher’s priority is to support indigenous students academically and socially in order to provide smooth transitions  through and out of school.  We support and enhance the high school experience of First Nations, Metis and Inuit studentsvia academic support, post-secondary planning, and cultural awareness.

 

What We Do

  • Support all learners in gaining an awareness and understanding of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures and ways of knowing.
  • Provide transition support for students entering and exiting high school.
  • Provide support by working closely with elders, guidance counsellors, teachers, and school administration.
  • In contact with all self-declared indigenous students. Monitor and track student progress and attendance.
  • Build relationships with Indigenous parents and families through cultural and academic engagement.
  • Connectt with community services to provide external supports.
  • Re-engaging Indigenous parents/families through connecting with the home.
  • Collaborate with post-secondary institutions and supporting Indigenous students to gain employment opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Elder in residence.

 

Elder in Residence Program

Once again we are fortunate to work with Elder Hazel Dixon.   She is in the school every Monday to help support student success, as well as support teachers in the classroom.

 

Self-Declaration

Currently parents/guardians of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students have the choice to self-identify their child/children attending Regina Public Schools during the school registration process. The choice to self-identify and declare this information is voluntary. The following link provides more information and a link to the form:  http://www.rbe.sk.ca/parents/aboriginal-self-declaration

 

Contact Indigenous Advocate

Deanna Pelletier

Office: 306.523.5046

Cell: 306.520.8665

Email: deanna.pelletier@rbe.sk.ca

 

What We Have Been Up To?

The following links provide information about post-secondary programs, scholarships & bursaries and community supports in Regina for Indigenous peoples.