Grand Erie District School Board recognizes the importance of school success for Indigenous students. Our dedicated staff members are committed to improving services and programs for Indigenous students attending school in our Board.
With a goal to improve the school experience for all Indigenous students, our Board encourages the development of strong partnerships with Indigenous families, communities and organizations both on and off the reserve.
National Aboriginal Day
June 21 - National Aboriginal Solidarity Day is held on the summer solstice to celebrate the unique heritage, culture and achievements of Aboriginal people. On this day, there are celebrations across Canada that showcase First Nations, Metis and Inuit people and culture.
Indigenous Education Areas of Focus
Achievement: Identify, develop, implement, and review strategies to improve First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) student achievement in collaboration with school and system staff through the Board Improvement Plan.
Environment: Create learning environments that are engaging, inclusive and culturally relevant to FNMI students, parents and community members.
Engagement: Establish, maintain, enhance and review partnerships and community relationships that support the unique needs of FNMI students to reach their full potential.
As a way to advise the Grand Erie District School Board that a student is of Indigenous ancestry, a student can self-identify at any time. The form can be completed and returned to the school's principal. Click here for a Volunteer student self-identification form.
Native Advisory Committee
The Native Advisory Committee represents Six Nations interests in maintaining quality educational services purchased through the Tuition Agreement and ensures that the Board is appropriately advised in matters related to the education of Six Nations pupils.