First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Services
Tansi, Oki Napi, Abawashded!
Strathcona is proud to offer services for our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Our goal is to support students in order to enhance their journey here at Scona by providing culturally relevant assistance and fostering relationships within our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit community. We hope to create a welcoming and holistic environment where students are able to excel and find balance in all aspects of their lives.
FIRST NATIONS, METIS, AND INUIT STUDENT SERVICES
Meet Taylor Rubin Scona's Cultural Liaiason
Hello! My name is Taylor Rubin and I am Strathcona High School's Cultural Liaison. Born and raised on Treaty 6 Territory, I graduated with my Bachelor of Education degree and Community Service-Learning Certificate from the University of Alberta in 2014, and am a proud Strathcona High School alumni.
I started working at Strathcona in November of 2015 and am very grateful to have the opportunity to be working alongside students in their learning journeys. As an advocate for community-based learning, allyship and social justice, I look forward to supporting all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students here at Strathcona to be successful and well-rounded individuals!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the supports available for our First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.
Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:45 - 3:45 in the middle office inside the Scona Room.
Scona's Founding Cultures Club
Scona's Founding Cultures Club is a revamped version of a previous club here at Strathcona. Our purpose is to bring students together who share a common interest in Indigenous issues and activities. This club is 100% inclusive, all students are welcome. The goal is to have the majority of our meetings and activities be student led. With a diverse group of students we look forward to learning from one another and giving students the opportunity to share their knowledge and strengths.
There are endless amounts of scholarships and bursaries available for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Students. Ask the school’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison for the big blue binder of scholarship information!
There are some Post-Secondary institutions that have unique admission requirements for Indigenous Students. Visit the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison to help you discover how admission policies differ between schools and which school may be right for you.
Strathcona’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Liaison is able to connect students with members of the community that will support students in their personal growth. Some of the benefits of these connections include: employment, volunteer opportunities, academic support, cultural growth, health and wellness.