TREATY 8 FIRST NATION OF ALBERTA EDUCATION

MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE PROGRAMS

The Education Commission passed a motion on April 19, 2004 to manage the following programs:

  •       Aboriginal Language Initiative
  •       First Nations/Inuit Youth Employment Strategies
  •       Parental and Community Engagement Strategy
  •       Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  •       Centennial Scholarship Foundation

 

Each program outlines guidelines for written proposals which First Nation Communities submit to one of the five Tribal Councils and Bigstone Cree Nation. Proposals are then forwarded to Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Sub-Office in Edmonton and are processed. Funding is released based on proposal acceptance. When projects/programs are complete, a final written report summarizing activities is required.

Within this strategy there are 4 Youth Programs: Youth Work Experience, Career Promotions & Awareness, Science & Technology, and the Student Summer Employment Opportunities.

YOUTH WORK EXPERIENCE

  •       Supports the provision of opportunities for mentored work experience
  •       Exposes youth to various career options
  •       Promotes the benefits of education as being key to labor market participation

 

CAREER PROMOTION & AWARENESS

  •       Cooperative Education-supports provisions for mentored school-based work and study opportunities
  •       Career planning
  •       Life and work skill development

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  •       Promotes science and technology as an educational/career choice
  •       Encourages the enhancement of traditional knowledge (where applicable)

 

STUDENT & SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  •       Support skills acquisition through provision of wage subsidies for short term work experience
  •       Assists secondary and post-secondary students to prepare for future entry into the labor market to access summer employment

TREATY 8 CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION


The Treaty 8 Centennial Scholarship Foundation was established on December 19, 2002. It is a recognized society under the Societies Act. It’s mandate is as follows:

“To encourage, foster and develop among its members, recognition of the importance of education.”

 

TREATY 8 ENHANCING EDUCATION


Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Executive Board of Chiefs are pleased to announce a free resource for Treaty 8 [Alberta] First Nations children who attend provincial schools.  This resource is already available to all the students attending any of the Treaty 8 First Nations schools.   The Chiefs feel this resource will greatly assist students, both on and off reserve, as this resource is based on the Alberta Curriculum and Standards in the areas of Math, Science, and English Language Arts.

The on-line resource is called SOLARO, a Castle Rock Research Corporation (CRRC) product, and is provided to students from the twenty-four Treaty 8 affiliated First Nations Communities who attend grades 3-12.  This opportunity is made possible through a partnership between Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and CRRC.

Added features of SOLARO are the ability for parents to monitor and be aware of their child learning by accessing the Parent Portal.  Teachers can also use this resource for direct instruction, prepare and modify prescribed lessons/units, and conduct assessments obtained from a large data-base integrated with in the system. Everyone involved with this resource can rest assured that it is all based on the learner outcomes from the program of studies as identified and prescribed by Alberta Education.

Parents and students from any of the Treaty 8 First Nations communities who wish to take advantage of this resource can contact the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta Education office:

To register and general inquires:  Justine Supernault (jsupernault@treaty8.org).

OR

Toll Free: 1-866-TREATY8 (1-866-873-289)

Telephone:  780-444-9366






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3rd annual Treaty 8 Writing Contest – Results

April 4, 2016April 4, 2016
Dear Principals,
I am very happy to report that the 3rd annual Treaty 8 Writing Contest was very successful with over 110 student entries and 6 schools participating. Every student entry will receive a certificate of participation.  Each Division Winner will receive a $100.00 gift card and the runner ups will receive a $50.00 gift card. I am pleased to announce the winners and runner ups for each division.
Division One:
  • Winner- Deshaye Coleman from Driftpile School with his report on Polar Bears
  • Runner Up- Latisha Alook from Chief Tallcree with her report on Eagles
  • Runner Up- Denzel Chalifoux from Driftple School with his report on Eagles
  • Division Two:
  • Winner- Kiana Auger from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Elephants Runner Up- Shenoa Auger from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Octopus
  •   Division Three:
  • Winner – Lesleigh Madison Noskey from Clarence Jaycox School with her report on Lacrosse
  • Runner Up- Kayla Alook from Jean Baptise Sewepagaham School with her report on Fingerpull
  • Division Four:
  • Winner- Naokan Adams from Jean Baptise Sewepagaham School with her report on Rebellion.
  •   Writing begins in Kindergarten and to encourage these students to get writing the two kindergarten classes that participated in the writing contest will each receive a class award of a $50.00 gift card. The two K5 classes are from Driftpile School and Fox Lake Elementary School.
    Thank you to all of the schools, teachers and students who were encouraged to write.
    Christina Jervah-
    Literacy and Numeracy Specialist for Treaty 8 First Nations  of Alberta

    SWAN RIVER FN HOLDS A CULTURAL CAMP TO RAISE AWARENESS

    December 16, 2015December 16, 2015
    Date: August 25, 2015 Another First Nation within Treaty No. 8 is holding a cultural camp to raise awareness on a "broken First Nation consultation policy". Swan River First Nation, along with Driftpile Cree Nation, is the second community in recent months to set up a cultural camp to highlight the unabated development activity happening on their traditional territory... Read the full Press Release here

    TREATY 8 CHIEFS OPTIMISTIC AFTER MEETING WITH PREMIER

    December 16, 2015
    Date: October 21, 2015 Yesterday, the Treaty 8 Chiefs met with Premier Notley at a meeting between the provincial government and the Chiefs of Treaty No. 8.  This meeting was composed of the Premier, Ministers, and the Chiefs from across northern Alberta.  The Chiefs have expressed their cautious optimism after the meeting... Read the full Press Release here