Indigenous Education and Walking Together

In June 2016, a stakeholder group that included the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) signed the Joint Commitment to Action with Alberta Education to ensure that all students learn about the histories, cultures and world views of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.  The ATA continues to fulfill its commitment through the legacy of the Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation professional learning project.  Resources and workshops continue to be developed to increase capacity in foundational knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit as outlined in the Professional Practice Standards.

The Association’s Indigenous Education Specialist Council works to foster the professional development of teachers through annual conferences, producing publications, providing members with opportunities to share ideas and gather new information.  Consider joining or subscribing to the Indigenous Education Specialist Council 

Indigenous Advisory Circle

The Indigenous Advisory Circle is committed to providing ongoing support to Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation and Indigenous Education for the Association. We are grateful for the wisdom and expertise of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Elders and Knowledge Keepers from the Indigenous Advisory Circle.
Back row (L-R): Irene Loutitt (Treaty 8 Métis), Christina Fox (Treaty 7), Phillip Campiou (Treaty 8), Bruce Cutknife (Treaty 6), Blair First Rider (Treaty 7), Buddy Wesley (Treaty 7), Goota Desmarais (Inuit)            

Front row (L-R): Elizabeth Mitchell (Treaty 8), Mary Cardinal-Collins (Treaty 6), Bill Sewepagaham (Treaty 8), Doreen Bergum (Métis)

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Contact us

For more information contact Melissa Purcell, Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development at or Walking Together at

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