Our First Nations Partners include:
Aamjiwnaang First Nation
Located on the St. Clair River, 3 miles south of the southern tip of Lake Huron in the city limits of Sarnia. Heritage language is Ojibwa.
Kettle and Stony Point First Nation
Located in southern Ontario along the shores of Lake Huron, 35km from Sarnia
Located on the southern shores of the Thames River, near the small town of Thamesville, approximately 3 hours west of Toronto. Heritage language is Lunaapeew.
Bkejwanong (Walpole Island) First Nation
Located in Southwestern Ontario, on the border between Ontario and Michigan. It is approximately 15 km from the city of Wallaceburg.
Locations of Our Local Communities
The relationships that the Lambton Kent District School Board has with the four First Nation communities pre-date by many years the current period of collaboration and partnership that started anew in the fall of 2007 with the establishment of a committee and the beginning of an important link and an ongoing dialogue. The focus of the group’s work has been to raise awareness, grow understanding, and engage active support toward improving academic and other outcomes for First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students who are served by schools in Lambton Kent. The committee has also invested in efforts to help everyone – staff, students, and broader community – learn more about the cultures, histories, perspectives, and teachings of our First Nation friends. It is through this greater understanding that the process of reconciliation can occur and genuine respect and appreciation can grow.