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TL - Tchng Phlsphy, Indigenous Focus


Indigenous Focus Program at the CBE

Is an Indigenous Focus the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:

  • Pride by focusing on academic, cultural and individual growth
  • A desire to learn through an Indigenous lens
  • Active participation in regular ceremonial activities
  • Engagement in language learning experiences, dancing, drumming, singing and cultural arts activities

Characteristics of an Indigenous Focus

  • Supports and encourages child and family development in a balanced manner
  • Addresses physical, spiritual, mental and emotional aspects of life and development
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit focus on language, early literacy, academics, social development and elementary school preparation with a strong cultural foundation based on the Medicine Wheel and the Seven Sacred Teachings

Visit the CBE website to help determine if an Indigenous Focus the Right Choice for My Child and for the Alternative Programs Handbook (Alberta Education).​​​​


"Aboriginal" updated to "Indigenous" in 2018


Teaching - Program Descriptions


Aboriginal Focus


Kindergarten; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6

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Malcolm, Melissa M

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Version: 16.0
Created at 11/22/2016 9:04 AM by Anscombe, Aura Leigh
Last modified at 8/15/2019 3:53 PM by Malcolm, Melissa M
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