Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association is the Provincial/Territorial Association of 21 member Friendship Centres.
Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA)
ANFCA Circle of Learning – Education Initiative
Through the Circle of Learning – An Urban Indigenous Education Framework, ANFCA began to explore how to engage urban Indigenous parents to support the success of the children in the public education system.
ANFCA has partnered with Napi and Hinton to determine good practices from a community lens with the desire to expand to provide supports across the Friendship Centre movement.
The Circle of Learning initiative was developed with a purpose to explore, assess, and better understand possible reasons for the disconnect between urban Indigenous students and their families from the Alberta public education system.
Within this initiative, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association and two-member Friendship Centres sought to not only identify the barriers and gaps which reduce the impact of Alberta's public education system on the lives of urban Indigenous peoples, but to also discover opportunities for forward action to overcome identified barriers.
ROOTS CIRCLE OF LEARNING - AN URBAN INDIGENOUS EDUCATION FRAMEWORK (PDF)
VIDEO - a supplement to the final report (14:31 minutes)