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 (

Current Events

  • apîw kamîk Indigenous Student Centre
    • The apîw kamîk ("a-pew ka-MEEK", Cree, "living room") Indigenous Student Centre is re-open and we're excited to be meeting and connecting with First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to help them succeed in class and beyond. We'll be sharing news, events, scholarships, career information and more over the course of the year. Stay tuned by joining the apîw kamîk Google Classroom, following apîw kamîk on Facebook, or connecting with Mr. Valliere at
  • Student Chief and Council
    • The SCHS Student Chief and Council, our Indigenous Student Leadership and Advocacy group, held their first meeting on September 11 at lunch. It was lovely to see everyone again, and to jump right into work consulting with Mr. Case on the FAB studies Truth and Reconciliation Week art installation. If you'd like to be part of advancing Truth and Reconciliation or making SCHS a more supportive space for yourself and your Indigenous peers, consider joining us for our next meeting. Stay tuned to announcements and the apîw kamîk pages for our next meeting date.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Week
    • Like last year, the week leading up to National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th, SCHS students will have a number of opportunities to learn more of survivors' stories and to imagine ways to advance reconciliation - at our school and in our communities. By remembering, learning, and committing to action, we are all working together on building a Canada where systems like residential schools can never happen again. Please consider participating in one of the many remembrance and recognition ceremonies or activities happening in our communities or online on Saturday the 30th, as part of your own family's learning and growth. 


  • 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
    • If Mr. Valliere is off-site or busy he may not always be available for drop-in support. You can 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!