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Regional Indigenous Education Leads’ Meeting at Thompson Island Cultural Camp

On May 14th, 2024, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and Upper Canada District School Boards’ Indigenous Education Teams co-hosted a Regional Indigenous Education Leads’ meeting at Thompson Island Cultural Camp. In alignment with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s mandate, this meeting provided a platform for Indigenous Education Teams from school boards across Eastern Ontario to convene, exchange ideas, and explore strategies to enhance students’ understanding of Indigenous histories, cultures, perspectives, and contributions.

Nia:wen ko:wa to camp coordinators Norman Peters, Louis Francis, and Marie Thompson for their warm hospitality; and to Abraham Francis and Sateiokwen Bucktooth. Whose workshops were educational, outstanding, and greatly enriched the participants’ experience.

Participating school boards included Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario, Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Limestone District School Board, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Renfrew County Catholic District School Board, and Renfrew County District School Board.

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