Boozhoo, Kolamaalsii, and Hello!
Welcome to the Indigenous Education
home on the web for the Lambton Kent District School Board and its
partnership with Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Delaware Nation, Kettle and
Stony Point First Nation, and Walpole Island (Bkejwanong) First Nation.
greetings are offered in Anishinaabe (Aamjiwnaang, Kettle and Stony
Point, Walpole Island) and Lenape (Delaware) languages, as spoken in the
respective communities and for which instruction is provided in a
number of our schools at both the elementary and secondary level.
We bid you welcome, Minodaapnigoom, and thank you for your interest in our work!
(mino-daap-ni-goom) is the Anishinaabe word of greeting and welcome,
and inherent in the meaning of this word is the notion that you will be
picked up in a good way and taken care of while you are with us. We
hope you get a sense of that from what we share with you here.
LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week
Lambton Kent District School Board commemorates Treaties Recognition
Week, joining the Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
and school boards across the province in promoting education and
awareness about treaties and treaty relationships.
Throughout the week, LKDSB students and staff will learn more about treaties between Canada and Indigenous Peoples.
The Museum Of Ontario Archeology states…”Wampums are
visual memory keepers that help record history and communicate ideas. Beaded
patterns represent a person, nation, event, invitation, shared values and
understandings/agreements between two or more parties. Traditional wampum
belts were used as covenants and petitions for understanding. Words spoken
during an agreement are made into wampum to be used for ceremony, teaching, and
reminders of law and values.”
Useful Links & Videos
Wampum Belts 2019
Understanding Land and Treaty Claims - Alan Corbiere
The Treaty of Niagara - Alan Corbiere
Alex Shares his Wampum Belt
National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day
June is National Indigenous History Month,
a time for all Canadians to reflect upon
and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions and strength
of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. LKDSB will be recognizing
June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day and throughout the
year, we honour
the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The
LKDSB believes student success is achieved through the shared
responsibility of students, staff, families, community and Indigenous
Orange Shirt Day
On September 30 we honour the survivors of residential schools as well as those children and young people who never returned home. The LKDSB will be encouraging our students to wear orange and using this day as a catalyst to encourage learning and understanding about the residential school system and the impacts that system has had on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
We encourage you to learn more about Orange Shirt Day and its origins by visiting and sharing the following link: http://www.orangeshirtday.org
Former Residential School students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other health supports from the Government of Canada.
If you are a Survivor and need emotional support, a national crisis line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week:
Indigenous peoples across Canada can also go to The Hope for Wellness Help Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for counselling and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.