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Published by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation



Following Their Voices initiative increasing Sask. indigenous graduation rates

For Grade 10 student Chantal Gamble, Mr. Bartsch has changed her outlook on school. “He really knows how to engage with a student when he needs to and help them with strategies and different ways to improve learning.” Gamble goes… +Read More
Flags were raised at Confederation Park Community School and Westmount Community School as part of days of celebration to programs offered at schools.

Saskatoon schools raise permanent flags

It was a week of flag raising in a pair of west end Saskatoon schools recently. At Confederation Park Community School the Treaty 6 flag was raised to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Nêhiyâwiwin Cree Language and Culture Program… +Read More

More First Nations and Metis youth are graduating from high school

Maggie Eastman is one of a growing number of First Nations and Metis high school graduates this year, but that’s not her only accomplishment. Elected valedictorian by her peers at a recent pre-grad celebration at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre, Eastman is also learning to speak the Cree and Dakota languages of her ancestors. She’s got a message for all of her fellow Indigenous teens trying hard to stay in school. “We need to overcome our physical, mental and... +Read More
Sheena Koops and Ramona Alexson were among the presenters at SSBL fall summit. SSBL summit addresses number one issue in province.

SSBL summit addresses number one issue in province

In the view of Carol Sarich, president of the Saskatchewan School Based Leaders, the number one issue facing public education in Saskatchewan is improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student outcomes. It was therefore not surprisingly the focus of the… +Read More
Ahtahkakoop School Research Team

Reclaiming Cree language through oral tradition in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nations school

The introduction of Elders into the school in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nations has resulted in not only a deeper understanding of Cree language instruction, but also an increase in student attendance, engagement and cultural understanding. Charlotte Campbell (Vice-Principal) and Diane Peekeekoot… +Read More
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Merasty sees signs for cautious optimism regarding Task Force recommendations

It has been approximately 18 months since the Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People submitted its 80-page final report. Gary Merasty, who was chairperson of the task force, along with Rita… +Read More
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