We are a leadership team at Bert Fox Community High School promoting and facilitating Truth and Reconciliation. We were given our name by Kete-ayah (Elder) Alma Poitras. Using Indigenous ways of knowing, place based education, experiential learning, strength-based philosophies, and workshop facilitation the students earn grade eleven and twelve credits; many students are also able to complete their grade twelve diploma within the year. Join this powerful group of young leaders throughout the week as they journey through their stories, walk alongside you in the Blanket Exercise, and tours you through a Treaty Walk. A great education and a powerful movement on building relationships. This incredible group of youth will be visiting schools throughout the city to share stories and build relationships. Let’s welcome them to our city. Check the Schedule for opportunities to engage with the Bert Fox Community School youth! You won’t want to miss it!
Sheena Koops teaches at Bert Fox Community High School, and has taught in urban, First Nations and rural Saskatchewan within private, band, community, and public schools for over twenty years. She is a published author (Voice of the Valley, 2006), but Sheena and her husband Michael agree that their best accomplishments are their children: Victoria (and her husband, Tyler), Moira (and her husband, Chris), and Arwen. The Koops’ live in the beautiful Qu’Appelle Valley, Treaty Four Territory where Sheena blogs her Treaty Walks www.treatywalks.blogspot.com
Sheena was shortlisted for Canada's 2015 Governor General Award for History Teaching. She is a strong proponent of Action Research and is past President of The Doctor Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching.