First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI)

The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Support Team provides staff and students with an understanding and appreciation of the richness of FNMI cultures, interwoven with Catholic faith. This helps to foster a sense of belonging and engage students in learning through relationships and cooperative support.

We are blessed to have three people working together on this team:

  • Ryan Ledene - Montfort Centre
  • Tracy Meneen - Montfort Centre
  • Valerie Norman - Montfort Centre

How the team helps our Division

Cultural Education Student Support
FNMI cultural ties to curriculum In-class presentations and special events
Provide curriculum resources Collaboration with staff and students
Staff Professional Development Partnership with the the Division's Model of Student Support (MS2) Team
Catholic faith connected to Aboriginal Spirituality High School Grad Coach
Seven Teachings in place of cultural sessions Circle of Courage and Seven Teachings

Realize that we as human beings have been put on this earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge, respect and the understanding for all human beings since we are all relatives. - Cree Proverb