In 2010 we entered into partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) and the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI) to advance outcomes for First Nations and Métis students and learning for all students.
Our goal is to support our communities by enabling them to grow in their understanding of the past, increasing their awareness of the present and by providing holistic opportunities for learning and growth in the future.
Our operating principles include:
- Reciprocity: Mutual respect for each other's visions, missions, governance structures and mandates
- Productivity: An effective and efficient relationship that brings results
- Commitment: Ownership of the partnership
- Trust: a firm belief in the honesty, safety and reliability of each other
All of the partners contribute to the annual First Nations and Métis Education Plan as well as planning for, actualizing and monitoring the projects of the First Nations and Métis Education and Achievement Fund.
2015 marked a turning point in the partnership with the development of the māmawohkamātowin Educational Alliance with STC.
The alliance deepened ties among partners, provide strategic supports for particular initiatives and set the stage for more fundamental integration of all partners in order to support First Nations and Métis students to achieve not only equity of opportunity, but outcome.
In 2022, the nākatēyimitowin partnership (northern Michif for the development of caring relationships) was formalized with CUMFI, solidifying earlier agreements that led to St. Michael Community School becoming a Métis school that supports Métis students and enhances educational opportunities of Métis history and culture for all students.
We work with and provide support to the following schools within the Saskatoon Tribal Council:
kihiw waciston, Muskeg Lake First Nation
Almighty Voice Education Center, One Arrow First Nation
Chief Mistawasis School, Mistawasis First Nation
Cornelia Laliberte, Manager, Community Resource and Development
(306) 659-7142, CLaliberte@gscs.ca