Project Description

1937

Mother of five, Daisy Crowchild championed improved Indigenous education in the 1940s and 1950s, establishing the first home and school association on an Alberta reserve – Tsuut’ina – and serving as an executive on the Canadian Home and School Parent-Teacher Association. She was the first Indigenous person on the board.
In 1952, after Daisy presented a report on the issue at the association’s national convention, the organization’s first resolution asked the Canadian government to “assure that Indian children have opportunities for education equal to those maintained for other children.”