Tag Archive: FNMI

Oct 12

Chris Smeaton

FNMI Success

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division Team

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 1st annual First Nations, Metis & Inuit Education Symposium in Edmonton. The conference theme was Listening, Understanding and Moving Forward Together. Our Division sent a team of 10 including two of our highly respected elders. It should come as no surprise that a central theme to the symposium was …

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May 18

Chris Smeaton

Regaining culture, tradition and language

My mother’s parents came from the Ukraine. They spoke the language and I remember many of the Ukrainian traditions (especially the food) growing up while visiting them in the summer or at Christmas. Unfortunately, that is where the language, culture and most of the tradition ended, with my grandparents. I can assume that there were many …

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May 31

Chris Smeaton

From the Desk of the Superintendent- June 2013

Dancers at Children of St. Martha Pow Wow

May has come to an end and that means only one more month of school. Over the next weeks, students will be busy preparing for final exams, year end field trips and of course, thinking of their upcoming summer holidays! We celebrated the graduations of students in two of our high schools in May and are looking …

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