First Nation, Metis, Inuit Family Liasion Worker

Mark CardinalTansi. My name is Mark Cardinal and I am from Saddle Lake Cree Nation.  I have two children and have been the Family liaison in Vilna School since September 2018. I enjoy playing handgames and participating in cultural activities.  I take great pride in being from Saddle Lake and value the rich cultural teachings I grew up with.  I am happily passing these teachings to the younger generation because I believe our youth can make a huge impact in this world with the right direction and support which I do believe is very strong at Vilna School. I have high hopes for our children and I will continue to support our youth in school and in future endeavors.

 As a First Nations, Metis, Inuit Family liaison at Vilna School my responsibilities include:


  • bridging relationships between Vilna School and First  Nations families and communities
  • Identify and address attendance and academic concerns with the First Nations and Metis students  
  • Organize cultural activities/ceremonies pertaining to the Native culture
  • Act as a Liaison between school and community programs
  • Offering support with crisis intervention situations
  • Assist schools to find student and family supports
  • Participate/organize cultural-based education workshops/programs
Collaborate with counselling team to share knowledge/experiences and resources for the purpose of supporting families and students.
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