Kwe! Taanshi! Ainngai! Hello! Bonjour!
The First Nations, Métis
and Inuit Education Team at the OCDSB is pleased to present the first
Indigenous Youth Symposium! We hope to instill Pride in Indigenous
Identity & Collect Student Voice to drive instruction District-wide. The
Event will be held June 1, 2017 at the Confederation Education Centre.
Highlights of the day -
· Melanie-Rose Frappier (Métis Youth Activist)
will be the keynote speaker
· Youth panel from OICC will present
· Representation from various Community Agencies
will be available throughout the day
· Student Voice Sessions - Students will be
invited to share their stories; hopes & dreams for Education
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.