Inspiring Success Speaker Series
Members of the Ministry of Education’s Indigenous Education Symposium Planning Team are pleased to present an online Speaker Series based on the policy imperatives of Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework (Inspiring Success). The rationale for this policy framework is articulated in the historical, cultural, ecological, moral, economic and Student First imperatives.
Inspiring Success aims to create a provincial Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education system that foundationally places Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures and languages within the structures, policies and curricula to ensure an equitable and inclusive system that benefits all learners.
Speaker Series Objectives:
To inspire commitment and action toward the vision, goals and principles of Inspiring Success by:
- celebrating successes to demonstrate progress;
- sharing teachings and stories of challenge and inspiration to encourage the heart;
- developing personal and collective understanding of the imperatives; and,
- establishing and nurturing relationships and connections to continue the journey.
Cultural Imperative – Willie Ermine
Moral Imperative – Rita Bouvier
Ecological Imperative - Reneé Carriere, Mika Carriere and Naomi Carriere
Reneé Carriere is a mom, kokum, land-based educator, paddler, fisher, trapper, and learner of the Cree language. She home-schooled her three children from Grade one through to Grade eleven, all from her remote traditional trapline home, situated in the Saskatchewan River Delta.
Student First Imperative – Angie Caron
Angie Caron is a Michif woman from Saskatoon and a proud descendent of the historic Métis community of Round Prairie. She is currently the principal at Brownell School in Saskatoon. Prior to this role, she taught in the SUNTEP program at the University of Saskatchewan and worked in a variety...
Student First Imperative – His Honour the Honourable Russ Mirasty, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Russ Mirasty became Saskatchewan’s 23rd Lieutenant Governor in July 2019. He is the first Indigenous person to serve in this role.
Born and raised in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, His Honour is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band and is fluent in Cree. He joined the Royal Canad...
Economic Imperative - John Lagimodiere
Historical Imperative – Madame Commissioner Mary Culbertson
Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, is a member of the Keeseekoose First Nation and with her January 2018 appointment she became the first woman Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan. She has over 20 years of professional experience working in federal, provincial and territor...