PGMCA requests more involvement in School District 57 to support Métis students 

The Prince George Metis Community Association (PGMCA) is hoping to become more involved in School District 57 to support education for the area’s Métis students. PGMCA President Sylvia Desrocher and Director Amanda Sopel requested improvements in the communications and relations between SD57 and PGMCA to address reports that the community does not feel heard. Sopel noted that the Métis community in Prince George would also like to see increased Métis culture visibility and encouraged the district to record Métis-specific data in order to gain more information on educational successes and gaps. “[W]e have the largest Indigenous student population per nation in this district,” said Sopel. “As such, we would like a more fulsome dialogue as how we as partners can assure our Metis families feel safe and seen in SD57 schools.”

Prince George Citizen