MNGV, MNBC, Greater Victoria School District co-develop culturally responsive education system for Métis youth

September 21, 2022
Métis Nation Greater Victoria (MNGV), Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), and the Greater Victoria School District have co-developed a tripartite Métis Education Agreement for Kindergarten through Grade 12. The agreement, which is said to be the first of its kind in Canada, will see the three organizations working together to provide Métis students and their families with culturally relevant education and early learning services. The three parties will provide resources and supports that will foster success for Métis students as they enter the school system, complete each grade, and continue on to postsecondary education. Elders, community members, and staff helped to co-design the agreement, and the Métis House and Greater Victoria School District staff will continue to review topics related to Métis students, curriculum, and representation. “No one knows our Métis children like we do and to be working as true partners in this historic agreement we will make a difference!” said Métis Nation British Columbia Minister of Education Debra Fisher. “In recognizing our shared responsibility in improving educational outcomes for Métis learners … we hope that our work in the Greater Victoria School District sets a higher standard for collaboration and consultation in the Education system.” Nation Talk | SD61 (Agreement) (BC)