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Cree curriculum at heart of new Alberta First Nation education plan – Global News

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201829 Views

June 20, 2018

Alberta’s education minister signed a new education framework with a First Nation south of Edmonton on Wednesday morning.

Education Minister David Eggen met with the four Maskwacis to sign the agreement that’s intended to give kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the community access to a Cree-based curriculum.

The agreement will provide the Maskwacis Education Schools Commission resources, expertise, advice and assistance to develop the new curriculum.

“It’s something I think we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives,” Eggen said. “[It’s] a chance for us to build a stronger bond for the sake of education for our young people here and to set an example for the rest of the province.”

The commission said the agreement represents a form of reconciliation with Maskwacis Cree people through education.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/4285312/alberta-maskwacis-education-framework/

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