Indigenous Excellence


Aboriginal Languages Teacher Education Program (ALTEP)

Several years ago, MALS identified a crisis shortage of Indigenous languages teachers in Manitoba. A recent school survey on Indigenous languages teacher training by the Indigenous Excellence confirmed MALS’s assumption, finding that 1189 Indigenous languages teachers are urgently currently required (Manitoba Education, Indigenous Excellence, 2021).

Mamŕhtawisiwin: The Wonder We Are Born With

Mamŕhtawisiwin: The Wonder We Are Born With—An Indigenous Education Policy Framework was developed in collaboration with over 110 individuals from across the province, including Elders and Knowledge Keepers, students, teachers, superintendents, senior post-secondary administrators, government working groups, and community partners.

Survey on Indigenous Teachers Manitoba Reports

The Survey on Indigenous Teachers Manitoba continues to support Manitoba’s commitment to improve the research base for Aboriginal education by establishing baseline information on the number and location of Aboriginal teachers in Manitoba.

Manitoba School Survey on Indigenous Languages Teaching

The Manitoba School Survey on Indigenous Languages Teaching was utilized to identify and assess the need for Indigenous languages teachers/instructors in Manitoba schools. The results supported determining the number of certified Indigenous languages teachers required in Manitoba.

Residential Schools: Resources for Educators

This project is intended to encourage discussion and make progress on the path toward healing and reconciliation by providing Manitoba teachers and students with culturally appropriate resources regarding the treatment of Aboriginal people in the residential schools system.

It's Our Time: First Nations Education Tool Kit

This document is a collection of lesson plans and directives for educators who are teaching from the It's Our Time: First Nations Education Tool Kit.

Creating Racism-Free Schools through Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race

This support document is aimed at promoting school divisions, schools, teachers, parents, and students to undertake critical and courageous conversations on racism to create inclusive and equitable classrooms and schools for First Nation Métis Inuit students and all students.

Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race: What your child is learning at school and how you can help

This support document provides a vision of how parents and grandparents can help prepare their children to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse society while creating local and international communities characterized by diversity, justice and equality.

Indigenous Academic Achievement Grant

The Indigenous Academic Achievement Grant is provided to assist school divisions with current programming on the implementation of new programs that target academic success for Indigenous students.

Smudging Protocol and Guidelines 2019

Smudging is a tradition, common to many First Nations, which involves the burning of one or more medicines gathered from the earth. The four sacred medicines used in First Nations’ ceremonies are tobacco, sage, cedar and sweetgrass. The most common medicines used in a smudge are sweetgrass, sage and cedar.

Profiles of Aboriginal Educators: Footprints for the Future

This is a resource document for communities and schools to use to promote education as a career choice.

Aboriginal Educators' Poster Series

This four-poster series was developed to encourage students to become an Educator.

Indigenous Organizations in Manitoba

A Directory of Groups and Programs Organized by or for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People.