Indigenous Student Leadership
Walk Your Talk
Centre High Indigenous Student Leadership program began in the 2011-12 school year with five members and has 13 students involved during the current school year. Our leadership group is open for all students (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) but is carried out in a manner which honours traditional First Nations ways of knowing and teachings. As a part of the leadership program, students act as ambassadors for the school, volunteer inside the school and community, role models, develop new leadership skills through experience and mentoring, plan events, listen to guest speakers, discuss contemporary Indigenous issues, and learn about traditional First Nations customs and traditions. The goal of our leadership group is to provide students with the skills necessary to be leaders in the community through experience as they transition from high school to the next steps of their lives. Students are expected to set goals for themselves, be role models, put reconciliation into action, and participate regularly in leadership volunteering and events.
Our Indigenous Leadership Program is highlighted in the Alberta Native News. The article highlights our program, the students involved and the positive impact it has had on our students and community. You can read the complete article by clicking here.
Past leadership activities include:
- Moose Hide Campaign
- Indigenous Literacy Event
- Volunteering for various Centre High Campus events
- Journey to Reconciliation Conference
- Call for Action Summit
- Role of Post-Secondary in Reconciliation Conference
- Walrus Talks Indigenous City Speaker Event
- Edmonton Community Foundation Speaker Series
- Actively participating in reconciliation discussions with managers from the City of Edmonton
- Participating and facilitating Blanket Exercise workshops
- Teaching dream catcher making to elementary students