Holy Spirit's First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education page

First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education

Our Holy Spirit Catholic Schools are located on traditional Blackfoot territory. As we walk together on this land, we share the common vision that learning is a gift.

Land Acknowledgement


Holy Spirit Catholic Schools acknowledge that
the land on which we gather is
the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Nations and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta.  

Our recognition of this land is an act of reconciliation and an expression of our gratitude to those whose territory we reside on, or are visiting. 

Working Together to Support First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success

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In Holy Spirit Catholic School Division, it is very important to us that we have healthy and respectful relationships with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit community. We respect our mutual identities and understand that we all have gifts to share as we work with our students. We know that we are all on a learning journey and we are committed to deepening our understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives. We welcome all families to participate fully in our school communities.

We understand that all Albertans have the ethical obligation to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit traditions, culture, and historical, as well as current, realities. We continue to grow as we work collaboratively to reflect that understanding in our curriculum.


In September 2014, Holy Spirit Catholic Schools was proud to initiate our Graduation Coach Program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students, Oohkaanaayiikaakii'moap which means "We Are All Striving for Success".

Our First Nations, Métis and Inuit Facilitators are important members of our school learning teams. For more information, please click here.

For more information regarding First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education in Holy Spirit Catholic Schools, please contact Shelley Kirkvold or Aaron Skretting at 403-327-9555.

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