SSBA Indigenous Education Framework approved by PACSD

October 5, 2022
The Prince Albert Catholic School Division’s board of education has approved the Indigenous Education Responsibility Framework created by the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA). The framework was designed as a pilot project in 2021-22, and SSBA now wishes to expand its use across the province to help Indigenous students improve their educational attainment. While school divisions are not required to adopt the framework, PACSD Education Director Lorel Trumier said that the school board did so because of the responsibility it has to its students. “It’s about wanting to get better in seeking change that ultimately will have an impact on all of our students, including our First Nations and Metis and Inuit students,” explained Trumier, who noted that the SSBA’s framework and self-evaluations will help educate all students at PACSD. “[SSBA] are developing a framework here where we can build on our knowledge and our strategies and move from just the lower levels of work to higher, more meaningful levels of work.” Nation Talk | Prince Albert Daily Herald (SK)