Indigenous Advisory Council

ASBA is committed to responding to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; serving all students in Alberta; and, honouring First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. ASBA is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing Indigenous voices. We believe that honouring Indigenous ways of knowing and learning processes will serve all education communities; specific individuals have been identified to assist us in learning and growing as an organization of education leaders.

ASBA extends our sincere thanks to Elder Charlie Fox, Blackfoot, Kainai First Nation; Elder Theresa Strawberry, Cree/Saulteaux, O’Chiese First Nation; and, Roy Pogorzelski, Lethbridge, Métis representative for their wise and generous contributions, advice and involvement with ASBA.

The Sixties Scoop: Understanding Implications and Contributing Towards Reconciliation

ASBA is very excited to announce that through collaboration with the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta (SSISA), we are able to offer a new learning resource on The Learning Centre (TLC) for our members, “The ‘Sixties Scoop’ – Understanding Implications & Contributing Towards Reconciliation.”

This resource provides an opportunity to learn about the Sixties Scoop in Canada, including the history and ongoing legacies as well as what educators can do to continue supporting Truth and Reconciliation. We want to thank the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Alberta for their willingness to share their knowledge, wisdom, experiences and support on this important education opportunity; to our Indigenous Advisory Circle members for their participation and support; and to the Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation team for their support. We are grateful to have been a part of this journey, and are excited to share this with you all.

ASBA members can find the learning resource on the The Learning Centre.

Connect with the Indigenous Advisory Council

If your board is interested in learning what it can do to further Truth and Reconciliation, contact Corinne Sperling, Chief Officer, Professional Learning and Events

Corinne Sperling
Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

These awards offer the opportunity to celebrate exceptional students nominated by members of their education communities, based on their exemplary leadership, courage, and commitment to their cultures and educational paths. They inspire their peers, teachers, education leaders, and community members while respecting the agency of other students to do the same in their own ways.

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Indigenous Insights Series

Recognizing the multiplicity of nation, voice, community and teachings of Indigenous peoples in Alberta, along with the diversity of experience of school board trustees, the Indigenous Advisory Council members envisioned a series of videos in which they could provide a foundational level of knowledge upon which Boards could build within the territory where they live and work. The Indigenous Insights series is the result of their vision and commitment to support trustee learning for reconciliation in Alberta.

Check out the videos