St. Clair Catholic District School Board Vision for Indigenous Education
To build cultural competency and develop an understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives in all St. Clair Catholic District School Board classrooms as we work towards improving student achievement and well-being among First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students.
To build reciprocal relationships with the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities based on trust, mutual respect, and sharing that will support and nurture the growing success of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and all students as we serve as partners in the learning environments across St. Clair Catholic District School Board.
Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action
- K-12 age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Indigenous peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada
- educate teachers on how to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into classrooms
- developing K-12 curriculum and learning resources on Indigenous peoples in Canadian history, and the history and legacy of residential schools
- sharing information and best practices on teaching curriculum related to residential schools and Indigenous history
- building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect
- identifying teacher training needs
Indigenous Education Strategy
Ontario's Indigenous Education Strategy is helping First Nation, Métis and Inuit students achieve their full potential. The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. Check out the resources designed to improve opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, to increase the knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives. The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation website will post current resources for schools to use and check out Edugains curriculum linked resources including the revised curriculum documents along with teaching and learning resources for Elementary and Secondary. Curriculum changes within Social Studies, History, and Geography supports mandatory learning of residential schools, treaties, the legacy of colonialism, and the rights and responsibilities we all have to each other as treaty people.