Indigenous Student Success


  • Sturgeon Composite High School, and all the communities in Sturgeon County, acknowledge that we live, learn, work and play in Treaty 6 territory and Métis Region 4. This land has been home to the Cree, the Métis, the Dene, Nakota Sioux, and Blackfoot since time immemorial. And we commit today to the project of joining in the stewardship, protection, and flourishing of this land together into the future.


    • At SCHS we believe that there is no school success without Indigenous student success. We believe that Indigenous students need learning experiences, environments, and communities that support them in their growth and learning as they prepare for successful lives beyond high school. 
    • One such support is the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success Coaching program. We offer individualized, culturally-responsive, holistic student coaching for Indigenous students above and beyond other school supports, particularly in areas like:
      • Academic Skills Coaching
      • Course Coaching
      • Work Completion Support
      • Test and Exam Preparation
      • School Connection and Engagement Support
      • Wellness Support
    • If you have any questions about the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success Coaching Program, please feel free to contact the coach: John Valliere (


Rupertsland Institute - Side Hustle Conference

Attention Métis Students:Are you interested in making some money? Do you have an idea for starting your own side hustle or small business?Rupertsland is hosting a FREE 2-day event this month with workshops, networking opportunities and resources for Métis youth interested in starting their own side hustle.

Register now at 


Looking for “Indigenous Student Leadership” team members

  • Are you a First Nations, Métis or Inuit student at SCHS? Do you want to see your culture and values more represented in the school? Do you have ideas for how to make SCHS a more welcoming, safe, and supportive place for Indigenous students to do well? Do you want to see the school do more for inclusion, cultural learning, reconciliation, and justice? Then we’re looking for YOU!
  • If you’d like to be added to the roster of the “Indigenous Student Leaders’ Circle,” please speak to Mr Valliere or email him at 


  • Scholarships and Bursaries - 
    • There are a lot of supports available for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, but navigating the pages and pages of clunky websites can be overwhelming.

You can book an appointment to meet with Mr. Valliere and explore the options together, or you can explore the options on your own.

Below you will find some Docs with information about Scholarship and Funding opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Have a look.

As services and scholarships information changes,  Documents will be updated. So this can be a one-stop-shop for all your "free money" needs!

  • Self-Serve Appointment Form
    • Mr. Valliere is at SCHS 3 days each week, so it’s not always easy to get a hold of him or book time to work together. Be sure to request an appointment using the attached form.
      If you would like help with academic skills, missing work completion, test preparation, course coaching or any other need, please email directly or fill out the appointment request form!


Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund For Indigenous Students

The Ted Rogers Scholarship through Indspire is for Canadian Indigenous students entering their first year of a post-secondary program in the fall of 2023.  It is a renewable award of $2,500 per year for students enrolled in a minimum two-year post-secondary program to a maximum of four years. 

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.

Apply today at


We Matter Regalia Grant!

We Matter's newest one time grant is a $700 grant for Indigenous Youth to purchase or make their very own First Nations, Inuit or Metis regalia!

Applications Are Open  March 8 - March 15!


Leadership Program

Indigenous Student Leadership - Chief and CouncilThis month the group of First Nations, Métis and Inuit student leaders - our "SCHS Chief and Council" - met to begin planning for Indigenous cultural events, reconciliation projects and other upcoming opportunities this year to make our school a more culturally-responsive and supportive place. In addition to our monthly meetings, stay tuned for announcements about upcoming events and projects this spring!NWAC Info Session

On Tuesday, March 21st, Indigenous girls and others were invited to an info session from the Native Women's Association of Canada to learn about their National Apprenticeship program - connecting Indigenous women, 2-spirit and gender diverse people with apprenticeships in Red Seal skilled trades. We're very grateful that opportunities exist to support Indigenous women to achieving their career and post-secondary dreams!

 Reach For the Sky - Women's Leadership Program

Le Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak is hosting an 18-week leadership training program for Métis women ages 18-30. Support for travel and childcare is available. Learn more and apply now at