First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

BTPS Supports

This document was created as a guide to frequently asked questions about First Nations, Métis and Inuit programming in across our division.  This resource talks about terminology, the focus of First Nations, Métis and Inuit education in our district, what being a treaty person means, impacts of residential schools and much more.


This is an Alberta government webpage that explains Aboriginal Learner Data Collection along with clarification of self-identification items on school registration forms. 

Parent Information

With BTPS students in mind, we have built a Hapara Workspace with a large variety of Indigenous resources.  To honour teachers' busy schedules, this workspace is meant to be a one-stop-shop where BTPS teachers can quickly access ideas, lesson plans, internet resources, PD options, etc, that include Indigenous perspectives and are relevant to all subjects areas of Alberta curricula.  Access permitted to BTPS accounts only.

BTPS Indigenous Hapara Workspace

Professional Development Resources

These digital professional development resources are intended to strengthen Alberta teachers' confidence to include Indigenous perspectives in their classroom instruction.

Learning Resources

These classroom supports are intended for Alberta teachers to include as FNMI awareness in their classroom instruction.

Over 85 courses related to English, Math, Science, and Social with resources which include First Nations, Métis, or Inuit content or perspectives.

ARPDC Learning Portal 

Canada's First Peoples: exceptional 'real world' multimedia learning resources, tools and opportunities for teachers and students.

2Learn Education Society

University of Lethbridge FNMI database is a collection of lessons and resources for teachers across all subjects and grade levels. 

University of Lethbridge FNMI Database

Over 400 titles, linked to Alberta curriculum. This database is a subscription service. Easy to check for updates since their most recent material is listed first.

Aboriginal Literature Collection On-Line

Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarship Connections (ALIS) lists awards that are administered by various organizations. Search by keyword, deadline or category.

Scholarship Connections

Academic Invest (Sherwood Park, AB) lists grants, scholarships and bursaries for students and new graduates.

Academic Invest

Belcourt-Brosseau Métis Awards (Edmonton) is the largest non-governmental source of student funding for Métis students in Canada.

Belcourt-Brosseau Métis Awards

Métis and Non-Status Bursary Program (Alberta Human Services) is for post-secondary studies in a social services field.

Métis and Non-Status Bursary Program

The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool (Govt of Canada) is a searchable list of more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada, offered by governments, universities and colleges, private and public companies, individual Canadians, organizations and others. The majority of bursaries on this list target Aboriginal students but could vary by group such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit.

The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool

Summer Opportunities