First Nations, Metis & Inuit (FNMI) Education

Lethbridge School District No. 51, through the First Nations Metis and Inuit (FNMI) Education program, continues to assist District schools to be responsive to the needs of Aboriginal students. The FNMI program has taken a leadership role in Southern Alberta in the development of "Best Practices" in urban Aboriginal Education with its wide variety of programming and community partnerships within Lethbridge School District No. 51 schools with an increasingly culturally relevant education and learning atmosphere.

For more information on how the District incorporates Aboriginal content in our educational settings, visit the Lethbridge School District No. 51 First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Services website:

To keep up to date on news and happenings throughout the District, see the latest edition of The FNMI News

FNMI education in the news:

Lethbridge School District No. 51 hosts its first Tipi Transfer Ceremony

District tipi created by students from Victoria Park High School

Completion of Career Quest program celebrated by District students

Lethbridge School District No. 51 FNMI graduates celebrated during ceremony

Paterson students tour Our Children Speak the Truth show at The SAAG

Students recognized for Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards

Troyanda dancers and Buchanan Indigenous Dance Troupe team up

District participates in Walking Together: Awareness, Truth and Reconciliation

Rock Your Mocs Day events held throughout District

Orange Shirt Day recognized throughout Lethbridge School District

Victoria Park student designs t-shirt to recognize Orange Shirt Day

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Feather Ceremony and Metis Sash Celebration

Wilson FNMI Day showcases drumming, dancing and storytelling

Nicholas Sheran Community School hosts annual District Powwow

Victoria Park High School FNMI Day features Raise the Teepee event

Mike Mountain Horse FNMI students showcase art at gala event at school

KAIROS Canada Blanket Activity at Fleetwood takes students back in time

FNMI mentorship program aims to connect students with peer role models

Grad Feathers Ceremony brings FNMI graduates together to celebrate

Capturing Our Power by Reading program designed for FNMI students

FNMI liasions (for 2017/2018 school year):

Chinook High School - Angie Standing Alone

Dr. Probe Elementary School/Park Meadows Elementary School/General Stewart Elementary School - Ashley Wevers

G.S. Lakie Middle School - Don Shade

Galbraith Elementary School/Westminster Elementary School - Sasha Wells

Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School/Fleetwood-Bawden Elementary School - Mandy Plain Eagle

Nicholas Sheran Community School/Coalbanks Elementary School/Ecole Agnes Davidson Elementary School - Sherri Terpstra

Senator Buchanan Elementary School/Lakeview Elementary School - Shawnee Big Bull

Victoria Park High School/Immanuel Christian/Lethbridge Christian - Kendall Good Rider

Winston Churchill High School/Lethbridge Collegiate Institute - Rene White Quills

Career Facilitator - Maria Livingston

Upcoming events:

June 13 – First Nations, Métis and Inuit Grad Ceremony at Victoria Park gym