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First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education

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Kwe! Taanshi! Ainngai! Hello! Bonjour! 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 FNMI 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 FNMI Education team works with students, schools and community partners to:
- forge strong relationships between OCDSB schools and staff and FNMI communities in Ottawa;
promote FNMI perspectives as part of daily school life, across the curriculum and throughout the school year;
support programming for learning and leadership specific to FNMI students in grades K-12; and
create school spaces that are inclusive of and responsive to FNMI students, their families, and their cultures.
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For more information about the OCDSB’s commitment to Aboriginal Education programming, please contact:

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·         Dorothy Baker, Superintendent of Instruction, at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8818
·         Jody Alexander, Vice-Principal, FNMI Education at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8179
·         Nancy Henry, Instructional Coach, FNMI Education at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8159
·         Kris Jonathan Meawasige, Student Support/Re-Engagement Coordinator, at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8463
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