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Lambton Kent District School Board
Every Student, Every Day
Indigenous Liaison Committee

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚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.


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


  • 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

‚Äč2021-2022 Meeting Dates
‚ÄčMeeting Date & Location
‚Äč‚ÄčRecord of Action
‚ÄčWednesday, September 15, 2021 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčAgenda September 15, 2021.pdf
‚ÄčWednesday, October 20, 2021 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčAgenda October 20, 2021.pdf
‚ÄčWednesday, November 17, 2021 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčWednesday, January 19, 2022 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčWednesday, February 16, 2022 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčWednesday, April 20, 2022 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčWednesday, May 18, 2022 Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčWednesday, June 15, 2022 Via Virtual Teams

2020-2021 Meeting Dates
‚ÄčDate and Location
‚ÄčSeptember 23, 2020 @ Via Virtual Teams

‚ÄčRecord of Action‚Äč
‚ÄčOctober 21, 2020 @ Via Virtual Teams

‚Äč‚ÄčILC ROA Oct 21 2020.pdf
November 18, 2020 @ Via Virtual Teams
ROA November 18 2020.pdf
‚ÄčJanuary 20, 2021 @ Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčJanuary 20 2021 Agenda.pdf
ROA January 20 2021 revised Feb 18 2021.pdf

‚ÄčFebruary 17, 2021 @ Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčAgenda ILC February 2021.pdf
‚Äč‚ÄčROA February 17 2021.pdf

‚ÄčMarch 17, 2021 @ Via Virtual Teams

ILC Agenda March 17 2021.pdf

‚ÄčROA March 17 2021.pdf

‚ÄčMay 19, 2021 @ Via Virtual Teams

‚ÄčILC Agenda May 19 2021.pdf

ROA May 19 2021.pdf
‚Äč‚ÄčJune 16, 2021 @ Via Virtual Teams
‚ÄčILC Agenda June 16 2021.pdf
‚ÄčROA June 16 2021.pdf

‚Äč2019-2020 Meeting Dates
 Dat‚Äče and Location‚Äč‚Äč
‚ÄčSeptember 25, 2019 @ Naahii Ridge Elementary 
 Record of Action‚Äč
‚ÄčOctober 30, 2019 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Agenda
‚Äč‚ÄčRecord of Action‚Äč
‚ÄčNovember 27, 2019 @ Wallaceburg District Secondary School

Record of Action‚Äč
‚ÄčJanuary 22, 2020 @ Aamjiwnaang First Nation
‚ÄčMeeting Cancelled
‚ÄčMeeting Cancelled
‚ÄčFebruary 19, 2020 @ ‚ÄčEel√ľnaap√©ewi Lahk√©ewiit-Delaware First Nation
Record of Action‚Äč
‚ÄčApril 22, 2020 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
Meeting Cancelled
Meeting Cancelled

‚ÄčMay 20, 2020- Via TeleconferenceAgendaRecord of Action
‚ÄčJune 17, 2020 @ Via Microsoft Teams
‚ÄčRecord of Action‚Äč

‚ÄčDate and Location‚Äč
‚ÄčSeptember 27, 2018 @ Naahii Ridge Elementary
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 @ Eel√ľnaap√©ewi Lahk√©ewiit-Delaware First NationAgendaRecord of Action
‚ÄčApril 18, 2019 @ Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Meeting CancelledMeeting Cancelled
‚ÄčMay 23, 2019 @ Sarnia Education Centre‚ÄčAgenda‚ÄčRecord of Action
‚ÄčJune 19, 2019 @ Sir John Moore Community School
Agenda‚ÄčRecord of Action‚Äč