First Nations, Métis and Inuit Services
Tansi, Oki Napi, Abawashded!
Strathcona is proud to offer services for our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Our goal is to support students in order to enhance their journey here at Scona by providing culturally relevant assistance and fostering relationships within our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community. We hope to create a welcoming and holistic environment where students are able to excel and find balance in all aspects of their lives.
We offer Aboriginal Studies 30 in the schedule:
Aboriginal Studies 30 is a provincial course for all Alberta students. Students will gain a greater understanding of the current issues facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada and worldwide. Aboriginal Studies 30 enables students to demonstrate an understanding of the issues of Aboriginal rights and self-government, Aboriginal land claims, Aboriginal peoples in Canadian society and Aboriginal world issues.
The course allows students to learn about Aboriginal issues and history from an Indigenous perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cultural experiences. Students will be faced with both the academic rigor of a 30 level course including unit exams, essays and a final. They will also be engaging in experiential learning including circles, discussions,cultural events, elders and guest speakers applying Indigenous knowledge
There are endless amounts of scholarships and bursaries available for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students. Ask the school’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison for the big blue binder of scholarship information!
There are some Post-Secondary institutions that have unique admission requirements for Indigenous Students. Visit the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison to help you discover how admission policies differ between schools and which school may be right for you.
Strathcona’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison is able to connect students with members of the community that will support students in their personal growth. Some of the benefits of these connections include: employment, volunteer opportunities, academic support, cultural growth, health and wellness.