Schools model success for Aboriginal students

    KELOWNA, BC, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - A groundbreaking national conference to be
held in Winnipeg, November 23-24 promises to be a powerful catalyst for
increasing achievement for Aboriginal students.
    Sharing Our Success is designed to showcase exemplary practices seen in
20 band and provincial schools across Canada. The event will engage over 300
educators, aboriginal leaders, and key decision makers in a national dialogue
about what works in closing the aboriginal learning gap. The program which is
co-hosted by the University of Winnipeg features over 60 presentations on
promising practices and new policy initiatives to support First Nation, Métis
and Inuit learners in the K-12 system. The opening keynote address by
University of Winnipeg Professor George Fulford (principal author) and York
Professor Jackie Moore Daigle (co-investigator) will synthesize key research
findings in the case study schools that can be applied to the system at large.
Roberta Jamieson, CEO of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, will
give the inspirational luncheon address. The conference, organized by the
Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education is funded by Indian and
Northern Affairs, the Office of the Federal Interlocutor for Métis and
Non-status Indians, the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, BC and Ontario,
the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon, as well as numerous sponsors.

    Conference details:

For further information:

For further information: and press kit: Helen Raham, SAEE Research
Director, Tel. (250) 717-1163,

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