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Standing Tall is a 3-year pilot project initiated by the Manitoba Métis Federation, which currently resides at Niji Mahkwa School and William Whyte School.
Standing Tall is based on Tu Tangata, a successful educational intervention program developed in New Zealand in 1995 by the Maori people who wanted to support their children.
After researching the concept, the MMF presented the idea to stakeholders in education and with substantial support was granted funding for the pilot project. It's simple approach to the mainstream school system, involves placing a paid, full-time Métis adult alongside students in inner-city classrooms. Each day, they support student learning while making links to family and community members.
To preserve and enhance Aboriginal culture,
To increase Senior 4 completion rates for Aboriginal students;
To encourage the participation of Aboriginal youth in post-secondary education;
To assist Aboriginal parents to make the transition from school or training to employment; and
To promote the involvement of the Aboriginal community in education and training initiatives.
For further information please contact:
Sharon Varga, Provincial Coordinator
Manitoba Métis Federation Inc.
300-150 Henry Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0J7
Phone: (204) 586-8474
Fax: (204) 947-1816