First Nations, Métis and Inuit Self-Identification Information
As a parent or guardian, you’re given an opportunity to self-identify your child as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit during the school registration process. You can verify, change or remove your child’s self-identification status on a yearly basis through the Student Information Correction Form. Self-identification is voluntary and does not require any documentation to verify status.
Self-identifying in Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) provides opportunities for initiatives, programs, resources and services to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit student achievement and engagement. These opportunities and programs vary and are at the discretion of each school—in collaboration with Elders and knowledge keepers.
All information collected is used by EIPS and the Government of Alberta to support planning for improvement, accountability, policy and funding decisions and for reporting purposes. All information is treated in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
For more information regarding allocation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit funding and possible support available to your child please contact your school’s administration.