We provide every student with meaningful opportunities to learn about Indigenous peoples from a historical and contemporary perspective. We offer opportunities for all students to participate in experiences centered around Indigenous knowledge. Together with Elders, Knowledge Carriers, and a range of community partners, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board’s Indigenous Education team is focused on including culturally relevant educational programming that honours Indigenous ancestry, history and perspectives in the classroom and supports the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual success of each and every child.
The Journey of Teaching
Every season has a teaching, a voyage of knowledge. We travel everyday learning something and teaching to others. We never stop learning about Mother Earth, nature and ourselves. We share this with others as they too are on the same voyage through life with us. (A family trip to Manitoulin by Canoe).
The Indigenous Education Logo at Sudbury Catholic Schools was designed by a student!
Hauk is a student of St. Charles College and a graduate of Pius XII. He is from Sagamok Anishnawbek. He aspires to be a professional artist, specializing in Graphic Art.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies
Seven Grandfather Teachings
Truth and Reconciliation Plan
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 Calls to Action. In response to these Calls to Action, The Ministry of Education has worked in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit partners and other education stakeholders to move forward on a plan to respond to these Calls to Action. The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is responding to the Calls to Action through our Strategic Pathways.
Akinomaagewin Misinagan Handbook
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has an Akinomaagewin Misinagan Education Handbook.
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has implemented a voluntary Indigenous Self Identification policy to better meet the needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners.
The Police Mkwa Opportunity Education Circle
The Police Mkwa Opportunity Education Circle was formed to create learning opportunities for Indigenous students residing in the City of Greater Sudbury and surrounding area who may wish to pursue a potential career in a law enforcement or criminal justice system field.
Indigenous Education Committee
The Indigenous Education Committee provides guidance and input to the school board in building stronger relationships between communities and schools, sharing information, identifying and developing promising practices, and enhancing collaborative work to support First Nation, Métis, and Inuit student achievement and well-being.
Resources and Links
Ministry of Education – Strengthening our Learning Journey
Learning Support Hub for Teachers: Intermediate/Senior