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.
Our 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
Minodaapnigoom (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.
As you may be aware, Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day. On this day we honour the survivors of residential schools as well as those children and young people who never returned home. Although Sept 30 does not fall on a school day, the LKDSB will commemorate this day on Sept. 27 by encouraging our students to wear orange and by 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, Metis, and Inuit people.
We encourage you to learn more about Orange Shirt Day and its origins by visiting and sharing the following link:
LKDSB Commemorates Treaties Recognition Week
The 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."Treaties Recognition Week is an opportunity for students and staff to learn more about treaties in order to raise awareness about this important aspect of Canada's history," said Director Jim Costello. "The LKDSB remains committed to supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action as they relate to education, including furthering our understanding and education about Indigenous histories and perspectives."