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First Nation Partners

Our First Nations Partners include:

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Aamjiwnaang First Nation
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Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
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Delaware Nation
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Bkejwanong (Walpole Island) First Nation

Traditional Territory Preamble

We acknowledge that the Chippewa, Odawa, Potawatomi known as the Anishinaabeg and the Delaware known as Lunaapeew inhabited these lands at the time of the written treaties, these being: Treaty #2; Treaty #7; Treaty #29.

We also acknowledge the earlier Indigenous people that travelled these lands prior to 1790 in the time of the Wampum treaties.

It is through their connection with the spirit of the land, water and air that we recognize their unique culture, traditions, and values. It is their belief that they are part of the land that sustains all life, and it is the sacred responsibility of all people to ensure that the environment remains protected.

Finally, we acknowledge that their inherent languages preclude any English/French meaning.

Traditional Territory Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the land on which we are gathered is part of the traditional territory of the Chippewa, Odawa, Potawatomi and Delaware Nations.

These Indigenous Nations, known as the Anishinaabeg and Lunaapeew, agreed through their ancestral languages to the mutual sharing of the land, with obligations and responsibilities to the environment.

Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all Peoples.

Language Pronunciations:

Chippewa Odawa Potawatomi Anishinaabeg Lunaapeew

(chip-pi-wuh) (ō-duh-wuh) (pot-uh-wuh-tuh-mee) (ah-nish-i-nuh-beg) (le-nuh-peow)

First Nation Protocol 2017 Four First Nations Education Association – Indigenous Liaison Committee – Lambton Kent District School Board

Locations of Our Local Communities
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The relationships that the Lambton Kent District School Board has with the four First Nation communities pre-date by many years the current period of collaboration and partnership that started anew in the fall of 2007 with the establishment of a committee and the beginning of an important link and an ongoing dialogue.  The focus of the group’s work has been to raise awareness, grow understanding, and engage active support toward improving academic and other outcomes for First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students who are served by schools in Lambton Kent.  The committee has also invested in efforts to help everyone – staff, students, and broader community – learn more about the cultures, histories, perspectives, and teachings of our First Nation friends.  It is through this greater understanding that the process of reconciliation can occur and genuine respect and appreciation can grow.