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​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.

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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.

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



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Wampum Belts 2019
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Wampum Belts
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Understanding Land and Treaty Claims - Alan Corbiere
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The Treaty of Niagara - Alan Corbiere
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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 partners. 

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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



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National Indigenous History Month
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National Indigenous Peoples Day
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