Indigenous Education

Lethbridge School Division, through the Indigenous Education department, continues to assist Division schools to be responsive to the needs of Indigenous students. The program has taken a leadership role in southern Alberta in the development of "Best Practices" in urban Indigenous Education with its wide variety of programming and community partnerships within Lethbridge School Division schools with an increasingly culturally relevant education and learning atmosphere.

Indigenous Education padlet

All the resources our team has put together are organized by subject on our padlet, which is updated regularly. To view the Indigenous Education padlet, please click on the link below:


Indigenous Education Team

Indigenous Grad Coach - Winston Churchill - Juliet Toledo

Indigenous Grad Coach - Chinook - Marley Heavy Shield

Indigenous Grad Coach - Victoria Park - Valerie Good Striker

Indigenous Grad Coach - Lethbridge Collegiate Institute - Jean Panther Bone

Elementary Teacher of Indigenous Education - Melanie Morrow

Middle School Teacher of Indigenous Education - Jenna Bruised Head

High School Teacher of Indigenous Education - Shawnee BigBull

Coordinator of Indigenous Education- Joel Tailfeathers

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services - Morag Asquith

Executive Assistant, Instructional Services - Christina Peters


Upcoming events:

Orange Shirt Day

Lethbridge School Division will recognize Sept. 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: SEPT. 30


Pathways to Reconciliation

Think Outside

What is Think Outside?

The Think Outside program is a collaboration between Lethbridge School Division and the Helen Schuler Nature Centre.
The creation of the program was inspired by conversations with a few middle school teachers in the spring of 2020. At the time, teachers identified they wanted support to provide more learning opportunities outside involving movement, while also meeting curricular demands.  
The Division’s middle school teacher of Indigenous Education, along with Jessica Deacon-Rogers at Helen Schuler, have teamed and co-planned to create lessons they will offer to teach throughout the year, hand in hand with their classroom teachers. 
This endeavour has been designed to enhance our middle school teacher's ability to access the outdoors while supporting core learning for their students. There are pressures from the pandemic for teachers and students, and the hope is going outside will help alleviate that. 

Think Outside - Oral Storytelling Lesson Plan