Welcome to the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS).
As a provincial organization, we acknowledge that we are on traditional territory, gathering grounds, meeting place, and travelling route of the Treaty 6 First Nations, the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, and Nakota Nations; Treaty 7 First Nations, the Blackfoot Confederacy of the Siksika, Kainai and Piikani Nations, the Stoney Nakoda Nation of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Nations, and the TsuuT’ina Nation; Treaty 8 First Nations of the Cree, Dene Tha, Dane-zaa and Denesuline Nations and the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples of the past whose footsteps have shaped this land and those of the present and future who will continue to shape it for centuries to come.
CASS is committed to restoring and honouring the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action, and we strongly believe that truth must be acknowledged to move forward to reconciliation. Engaging in respectful, responsible and reciprocal relationships with our First Nations and Métis communities is the path forward to reconciliation. Together we call upon our collective communities to build a stronger understanding and relationship of all the peoples who dwell on this land we call home.
Acknowledgment of Traditional Territories
Acknowledgement of the land is a critical part of demonstrating respect for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples as the original peoples and the traditional stewards of the land in Alberta and who continue to live here and whose traditional knowledge, cultural practices, languages, oral traditions and worldviews are tied to their relationship with the land. To acknowledge the traditional territory is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose land we reside on and a way of honouring the people who have lived and worked on the land since time immemorial.
Professional Conduct Review
For at least 20 years, CASS has operated as a professional organization dedicated to regulating the professional conduct of members. Membership in CASS during this time has been voluntary. In the event that a CASS member was to be subject to a professional hearing and a disciplinary sanction was to follow, any action taken would have no employment ramifications and would only impact the ability of an individual to have membership in CASS. Read more…