We work closely with First Nations and Métis organizations to blend 21st-century learning with traditional aboriginal teachings.
Our goal is to improve student retention and learning outcomes in collaboration with families and community.
Working with our partners and elders, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools has developed a framework to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
As we seek reconciliation, we are guided by four teachings:
Are we willing to reconcile with ourselves? If we deny our own truths, it will impede our ability to reconcile with others. We must recognize and forgive ourselves for our shortcomings.
Neighbour: (niwītaskēmākan/ita ka wikiyahk)
Are we in right relation with our relatives? They are our circle of influence, the past and the future.
Environment: (mamawiyotawimaw wiyeyicikan/moonvwaazayn)
Have we reconciled ourselves with mother earth? Are we taking more than we have been given, and are we giving back?
Spirit: (kitahcak/niya kischi)
Once we have reconciled with these questions, we will better see the truth, and ultimately reconcile with the Creator. We will See truth, Walk truth, and Pray truth. We will go to church, ceremony, and break bread with our neighbours.
Learn more about our commitment to the TRC's Calls to Action.