First Nations Metis and Inuit Education (FNMI)

FNMI Education Coordinator and Teacher:

Deborah Lloyd
Office: Room 514, CHHS
Legacy Room: 514, CHHS
Phone: (403) 527-6641 ext 8514

FNMI Family School Liaison Worker:

Kristi Lie
Office: Room 601, MHHS
Phone (403)527-3371 ext 7601


Success for First Nations, Métis and Inuit ( FNMI) students.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students are engaged in learning.
The achievement gap between FNMI and non-FNMI students is eliminated.

Services to Students and Families:
Our Vision is to see you graduate!

Students receive all services available through programming for FNMI Education and additional services in: information and referrals to applying for Status as Metis or First Nations; applications for scholarships and bursaries; letters of recommendation; Work Experience sponsorship; tutoring; development of cultural competencies; referrals to outside agencies; academic and social support; extra curricular development and support; traditional counselling and referrals to traditional elders. 

FNMI Advisory Committee:

The FNMI Advisory Committee consists of students, parents, elders, school staff, administrators and community members interested in the education of FNMI students.
This committee plays a vital role in assisting FNMI staff in setting the direction and determining the future programs of FNMI Education. 
Our FNMI Advisory Committee meets December and May TBA. The meeting format is a 5:30 supper with meeting to follow. Contact FNMI staff for more information.

Legacy Room Interpretive Program:

FNMI Education has a fully equipped interpretive centre to meet the needs of students and teachers in the district located at CHHS, Room 514.

  • Classroom teachers can select topics and crafts based on curriculum needs and level of ability and work with FNMI teacher to develop lessons and units.
  • Schools from K-12 can book into the legacy rooms to augment their lessons and units of study.
  • Craft ideas are laid out in the Legacy room handbooks sent out to all schools containing ideas or guidelines for development and booking information.
  • FNMI Education will subsidize bus costs so that all schools can go to the Legacy Room

Cultural Connections Rooms

CHHS (Room 514) and MHHS (Room 601) FNMI has cultural connections rooms to serve the students of those schools, especially the FNMI students. Students can meet with the FNMI Teacher and FNMI Family School Liaison Worker in this setting to make valuable connections and help with encouraging students to stay in school. Students can join after-school programs and do cultural activities as provided by FNMI staff.

Walking with Kokum

September and October until weather becomes uncomfortably cold!

This production provides students with the opportunity to experience a walk with an elder to interpret nature from an Aboriginal Perspective.

Lessons include:

  • Greeting the sun ceremony
  • Interpretations of traditional medicine bag items
  • Introduction to Aboriginal world view and synopsis of history of government relations with aboriginal peoples
  • Storytelling and role playing (2 sets minimum)
  • Medicine walk
  • Traditional and other fun games

Medicine Wheel Teachings

The Medicine Wheel is taught from many perspectives
and a craft is provided using the Francis Whiskeyjack Model

medicine wheel image

Medicine Wheel teachings are based on the teachings of Cree Elder, Francis Whiskeyjack, of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation.

FNMI Medicine Wheel training is offered to parents, students and staff at various times throughout the year. The philosophies of circular thought are depicted by the medicine wheel structure and are utilized in problem solving and counselling methods.

Medicine Wheel training is harmonized with the Circle of Courage model.

Culturally Enhanced Tutoring Program

Culturally Enhanced Tutoring is offered for Aboriginal students from grades 3-7 - TBA at CHHS! December to May. Our goal is to achieve cultural competence while increasing academic success!

Students celebrate a seasons greetings special event in December at the FNMI Advisory Committee meeting. Student work will be showcased and they will help parents to make similar crafts! Great fun for all!

Working Together and Partnering with FNMI Education

Our FNMI Education Program is pleased to collaborate with other sites, schools and programs:

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