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T4EA is an educational initiative serving the First Nations of the Treaty 4 territory. Currently, 11 Saskatchewan Treaty 4 schools have committed to participate in T4EA through a letter of commitment from their Chief and Council. Treaty Four Chiefs recognize that significant gaps in learning exist for First Nations students and emphasize that culture and traditional values, woven through the mandates of student retention, literacy and numeracy will support balanced and significant success for all children. A necessary component to student learning is ensuring that students benefit from rich, meaningful and relevant learning experiences, within secure learning environments. The T4EA is committed to the development and delivery of sustainable educational processes that place children and communities at the centre of common Treaty Four school improvement.

Vision

“To Serve and Support each of the Member First Nations in Advancing our
Inherent and Treaty Rights to Education”

Mission

“Working together to implement our ingerent and Treaty Rights to Education
for the success of our citizens and Nations.”

About

Program Components

Program Administration, School Success Planning, Curriculum & Instruction, Wholistic Assessment, Information Technology, Community Engagement

Why Community Engagement?

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children”. ~ Chief Sitting Bull

Treaty 4 people have been educating themselves, their communities and their nations since time immemorial. They had an education system that was rich and beautiful. Education began at birth and continued through one’s entire life. Individuals were educated by their families, clan relatives and community members; and thus, they were taught according to their role as a contributor to the society. Each person was seen as a gift with talents and abilities that contributed to the nation. Treaty 4 Education Alliance includes community engagement as a critical component to give Elders, Leaders, parents, educators, youth and children the opportunity to contribute. Community Engagement returns the voice of the people, to make decisions for, about themselves and their children and it is the tie that binds together the structure of the Treaty 4 Education Alliance.

Board of Directors

Chief Terry Lavallee

Cowessess First Nation

Chief Lyndon Musqua

Keeseekoose First Nation

Councillor Shaya Watson

Ochapowace First Nation

Chief Norman Whitehawk

Cote First Nation

Councillor Michael Bob

Kahkewistahaw First Nation

Councillor Aaron Sinclair

Sakimay First Nation

Chief Derek Sunshine

Fishing Lake First Nation

Chief Reginald Bellerose

Muskowekwan First Nation

Chief Brian Standingready

White Bear First Nation

Councillor Delvern Poorman

Kawacatoose First Nation

Chief Connie Bigeagle

Ocean Man First Nation

Chief Ira McArthur

Pheasant Rump First Nation

History

4EA originated from a collaboration of Tribal Councils (YTC, FHQTC, TATC), Independent First Nations, and Chiefs whose aim it was to design and implement a common strategy with a common goal of First Nations student success through student retention, literacy, numeracy, and community engagement. Building on the foundation created by the Treaty 4 Indicators Project, a proposal was submitted to the INAC FNSSP in 2009. This application was successful.

Staff

Chief Reg Bellerose

Chair

Lori Whiteman

Executive Director

Shelly Bitternose

Finance Clerk/Data

Carla Bison

Program Manager

Megaen Reader

Student Retention Consult HS

Reona Brass

CLAN Facilitator

Chief Connie BigEagle

Vice Chair

Judy Pinay

Accountant

Claudine Yuzicappi

Administrative Assisstant

Rhonda Kayseas

Curriculum Consultant

Yolande Howrie

School Success Coordinator

Ray Petit

Nation Builder Advocate

David Riddle

Consultant, DOE

Elodie Jordens

H.R. Consultant

Kyle Bergum

ICT Manager

Brent Endicott

Instructional Designer

Deni Miclea

School Success Analyst

Cheryl Mantei

Consultant, DOE

Marcy Glasser

Executive Assistant

Tony McNabb-Cote

ICT Support Technician

Jolissa Simon

ISSI

Jolissa Simon

ISSI

Employment

Treaty4 Education Alliance is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

Kindergarten to Grade 2 Teacher for Maternity Leave

Schools

Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex

Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex

Cote First Nation

Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School

Chief Kahkewistahaw Community School

Kahkewistahaw First Nation

Ocean Man Education Centre

Ocean Man Education Centre

Ocean Man First Nation

White Bear Education Complex

White Bear Education Complex

White Bear First Nation

Cowessess Community Education Centre

Cowessess Community Education Centre

Cowessess First Nation

Asiniw - Kisik Eduction Campus

Asiniw - Kisik Eduction Campus

Kawacatoose First Nation

Kakisiwew School

Kakisiwew School

Ochapowace First Nation

Keeseekoose Chiefs Eduction Complex

Keeseekoose Chiefs Eduction Complex

Keeseekoose First Nation

Fishing Lake First Nation 89 School

Fishing Lake First Nation 89 School

Fishing Lake First Nation

Muskowekwan School

Muskowekwan School

Muskowekwan First Nation

Goose Lake School

Goose Lake School

Sakimay First Nation

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Programs

Programs

Artwork by Michael Lonechild. Copyright Treaty 4 Education Alliance, Inc. 2012

Links

Online Resources

Centre for First Nations Governance – http://issuu.com/fngovernance/docs/self-governance_right_cfng/3?e=0

Edonline BlackBoard – https://www.edonline.sk.ca/

ROVER – http://rover.edonline.sk.ca/

Education Links

The Mathletics Teacher Academy – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2885EC991EC3059A

Top 100 Free Education Sites – www.helpteaching.com/blog/top-100-free-education-sites.html

30 YouTube Channels for Teachers – www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/11/30-youtube-channels-for-teachers.html

SpiderScribe – www.spiderscribe.net

First Nations Information Connection – http://lois.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/en_US/fnic/

Saskatchewan Ministry of Education – www.education.gov.sk.ca

Office of the Treaty Commissioner – www.otc.ca

Scholastic – www.scholastic.ca

Pearson Education Canada – www.pearsoned.ca

York Region District School Board – www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca

First Nations Student Success Program – www.ainc-inac.gc.ca

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations – www.fsin.com

Assembly of First Nations – www.afn.ca

David Bouchard’s Seven Sacred Teachings – www.youtube.com

Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org/

IT Links

Orion Software – www.officesolutionsinc.ca

Smart Technology – www.smarttech.com

First Nations School Net – www.firstnationsnt.ca

Videos