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Indigenous Liaison Committee

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčSept.25.2019Agenda.pdf‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčThe Lambton Kent District School Board's Native Advisory Committee was reconstituted in 2007, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education's release of the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Framework.  The committee was renamed the Indigenous Liaison Committee in 2017.

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Who Are We?

  • Representatives from First Nation partner communities: (links out to respective web sites)

    • Aamjiwnaang First Nation

    • Delaware Nation

    • Kettle and Stony Point First Nation

    • Walpole Island First Nation (Bkejwanong)

  • Two Trustees representatives, one of whom is the First Nation Trustee

  • Superintendent of Education with responsibility for First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education

  • Indigenous Liaison plus additional Board staff directly supporting Indigenous Education

  • Principal and Vice-Principal representatives from schools directly serving First Nation communities and others with an active interest

  • Other individuals with an active interest in support Indigenous Education

The Role of the Indigenous Liaison Committee is to:

  • Ensure a full partnership in setting priorities, determining goals, identifying strategies, and monitoring progress toward improving outcomes for Indigenous students

  • Work in collaboration to shape planning, strategies, and supports to meet identified priorities for students, staff, and community members

  • Make recommendations to the Board regarding programs and services for Indigenous students

  • Support an increase in all students' and staff knowledge, awareness, understanding, and appreciation of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people, their histories, cultures, and languages

Meetings

  • The Indigenous Liaison Committee meets monthly with the exception of December and March.  Meetings are hosted on a rotating basis among the four First Nation communities and local schools.  The meetings are open and the public is welcome.

Committee History

Two key factors shaped the early work of the committee and the evolving relationships of its partners.  One was the Ministry's release of the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Framework which set out the goals of a province-wide initiative to improve outcomes for students in ways that aligned with the Ministry's overall goals.  This guideline identified points of discussion and helped determine the committee's first priorities for the investment of available resources.

Even more important though, was the need to create a shared space within which it would become safe to have frank conversations about the reality of school for Indigenous students and the kinds of things that needed to happen or happen differently for them. Growing trust within the relationships that allowed open and honest dialogue to occur was the precursor to success in implementing the guideline, but also provided the basis upon which other aspects of the Board's partnerships with First Nations could grow.  This was particularly true for the negotiation of Education Service (Tuition) Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding that more precisely delineated the Board and First Nation responsibilities and accountabilities in this partnership.  It also provided for greater confidence among all parties in addressing situations of mutual concern.

 Meeting Dates

 Dat‚Äče and Location‚Äč‚Äč
Agenda‚Äč
‚ÄčMinutes‚Äč
‚ÄčSeptember 25, 2019 @ Naahii Ridge Elementary 
S‚Äčchool
Agenda‚Äč

‚ÄčOctober 30, 2019 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation 
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‚ÄčNovember 20, 2019 @ Bkejwanong Walpole Island First ‚ÄčNation‚Äč‚Äč


‚ÄčJanuary 22, 2020 @ Aamjiwnaang First Nation
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‚ÄčFebruary 19, 2020 @ Delaware First Nation

‚ÄčApril 22, 2020 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation‚Äč

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‚ÄčMay 20, 2020 @ Great Lakes Secondary School
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‚ÄčJune 17, 2020 @ Sarnia Education Centre

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‚ÄčDate and Location‚Äč
Agenda‚Äč
‚ÄčMinutes‚Äč
‚ÄčSeptember 27, 2018 @ Naahii Ridge Elementary
S‚Äčchool
Agenda
Record of Action
‚ÄčOctober 23, 2018 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation 
Agenda‚ÄčRecord of Action
‚ÄčNovember 26, 2018 @ Bkejwanong Walpole Island First NationAgendaRecord of Action
‚ÄčJanuary 17, 2019 @Aamjiwnaang First Nation Agenda
Record of Action
‚ÄčFebruary 21, 2019 @ Delaware First NationAgendaRecord of Action
‚ÄčApril 18, 2019 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
‚ÄčMeeting Cancelled

‚ÄčMeeting Cancelled
‚ÄčMay 23, 2019 @ Sarnia Education Centre‚ÄčAgenda‚ÄčRecord of Action
‚ÄčJune 19, 2019 @ Sir John Moore Community School
Agenda‚Äč
 

 

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