SCO, WSD launch Jordan’s Principle coordinator position to support learners

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) has partnered with the Winnipeg School Division (WSD) to launch the Jordan’s Principle coordinator position. Indigenous Elder Stan Kipling (Blue Star) of the Peguis First Nation will hold in the position and will support learners by addressing gaps, racism, and policies that lead to low graduation rates for Indigenous students. Kipling will work with the 79 schools and the division office. “The most important thing is for students to have balance — social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being,” said WSD Director of Indigenous Education Rob Riel. “When students are in balance, the indicators that we would shoot for (engagement, attendance, credit attainment, and graduation) will all come into play.”

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