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Indigenous Education

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The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is committed to working with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) community members in the Ottawa-Gatineau region to ensure that First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students have opportunities and resources to achieve academic success and to further their personal well-being. In addition, it is our goal to improve educational outcomes for all of our students by ensuring that they leave secondary school with a complete and authentic understanding of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit histories, traditions, and contemporary realities.

The OCDSB First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education team works with students, schools and community partners to:
- forge strong relationships between OCDSB schools and staff and First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities in Ottawa;
- promote First Nation, Métis, and Inuit perspectives as part of daily school life, across the curriculum and throughout the school year;
- support programming for learning and leadership specific to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students in grades K-12; and
- create school spaces that are inclusive of and responsive to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students, their families, and their cultures.

Interested in learning more? Select one of the four quadrants below!


Community Involvement



Parent Involvement


Medicine Wheel

Support for Students and Families



Support for Staff


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For more information about the OCDSB’s commitment to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education programming, please contact:

  • Dorothy Baker, Superintendent of Instruction, at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8818

  • Jody Alexander, Vice-Principal, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8179

  • Nancy Henry, Instructional Coach, First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8159

  • Kris Jonathan Meawasige, Student Support/Re-Engagement Coordinator, at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8463

  • Kareena Butler, Indigenous Education Itinerant Teacher (K-8), at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8426


JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION

Open House – Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) Policy Consultation

Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. 
Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Avenue

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. 
Gloucester High School
2060 Ogilvie Road 

If you are unable to attend an open house, you may provide your feedback by email to IndigenousEducationAdvisoryCouncilPolicy@ocdsb.ca 

More information on this consultation can be found here.

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