Jan 11, 2021
Chandrelle Marshall, Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) graduate and teacher at Westmount Community School in Saskatoon was featured by Canadian Geographic Magazine this fall.
Canadian Geographic Magazine is a nationally recognized magazine of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The magazine features an education section that highlights teachers and their accomplishments from across the country.
Chandrelle’s feature in the magazine includes an interview where she explains her collaborative work as a teacher and how important language and Métis culture are for students at a young age. Chandrelle is part of the Michif Early Learning Pilot Project (MELPP) in Saskatchewan that offers Michif language immersion to students. She also works with teachers to infuse Métis content into their lessons. Chandrelle explains, “I work with a teacher and we create a unit that is taught through a Métis or Michif perspective. They can pick any curricular area — language arts, science, social studies, physical education — and we incorporate Métis and Michif content, language, values,
and ways of knowing.”
The entire article is available on the Canadian Geographic website located here: https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/featured-teacher-chandrelle-marshall Thank you Chandrelle for your work in sharing Métis culture and creating Michif resources for students and the community!