Three Indigenous communities, AB form Fort Chipewyan education authority

Leaders from three Indigenous communities in Fort Chipewyan and the Government of Alberta have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a community-based education authority. The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the Mikisew Cree First Nation, and the Fort Chipewyan Métis will collaborate with AB to develop a framework for collaboration, address mutual concerns, and support students. The education authority will incorporate Indigenous knowledge, wisdom, tradition, and culture into the school curriculum. “We just want to make sure our Indigenous peoples speak for themselves,” said President of the Fort Chipewyan Métis local Kendrick Cardinal. “As time goes on, we’re getting more enhanced with education as well. Indigenous people are becoming smarter, they’re taking a [hold of] their lifestyle and culture, as well as their identity.”

AB | Cabin Radio