First Nations Métis and Inuit Education (FNMI)

The First Nation, Métis and Inuit program looks to bridge the gap between native and non-native learning success while respecting native culture and history. In agreement with Alberta Education, each FNMI student and their parent(s) or guardian(s) will be asked to sign a declaration of FNMI status so that Alberta Education may monitor the number of FNMI students throughout MHPSD and the province of Alberta. When a student self-identifies as FNMI and returns the signed declaration to the school, he or she will be connected with a FNMI Liaison Worker.

FNMI Program Vision Statement

The program is designed to improve the future of FNMI students’ academic and personal success. The team meets with students on a regular basis during school hours to support their social and academic needs as follows: • include discussion of post-secondary and career planning • establish a caring and trusting relationship with FNMI students and their families • improve interaction between students, parents, and schools • increase the knowledge and understanding of FNMI history, Treaty and Aboriginal rights, lands, cultures and languages through classroom presentations • provide referral services for FNMI students and families to appropriate agencies

FNMI Education Coordinator

Darrell Willier

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Coordinator Phone: 403.528.6988

FNMI Support Workers

Shirley Boomer First Nations, Métis and Inuit Support Worker Phone: 403.526.3246 Morgan Muir First Nations, Métis and Inuit Support Worker Photo from left to Right: Shirley Boomer, Darrell Willier, Morgan Muir