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Indigenous Education

Indigenous Education LogoIndigenous Education in the Rainy River District School Board provides supports for First Nation, Metis, and Inuit students, their parents and families, and the communities its serves.

The unique partnership with Seven Generations Education Institute supports Indigenous student success at both the elementary and secondary levels, as well as the continued development of the Ojibwe Language Program.

The Indigenous Education Leader role is a position shared between the Rainy River District School Board and Seven Generations Education Institute that provides system leadership in the development of resources and supports for students and staff throughout the District.

Events Calendar

Calendar of Events

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Elementary and Secondary teachers can access the Indigenous Curriculum Materials Collection by logging into the following site. This initiative seeks to link local history and culture throughout the Ontario curriculum. Visit our Curriculum Development page.

The Rainy River District School Board's Ojibwe Language Programming involves the creation and development of language resources to assist Ojibwe Language Teachers as they develop an understanding of the language structure for learners of Ojibwe. Visit our Ojibwe Language Curriculum Development page.

Language & Cultural Resources


First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education Advisory Committee

Visit the First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education Advisory Committee page.

First Nations Communities

Treaties Map


Aboriginal Communities Map
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Prime Minister Harper's Statement of Apology
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada - Executive Summary, Principles, Survivors Speak, and Calls to Action. The links are found here: http://www.trc.ca/websites/trcinstitution/index.php?p=890


Student Self-Identification

Staff Self-Identification

It is our hope that the self-identification process would provide data that would lead to increased supports for Indigenous education. These supports would be used to bring specific programs to schools in order to increase the success of Indigenous students.

The Rainy River District School Board believes that Indigenous staff could volunteer as mentors, share their culture and help foster an environment where Indigenous students can reach a high level of achievement. Voluntary self-identification would also provide the Board baseline data of the number of Indigenous staff currently employed. Data will be used to improve services to students and programs for staff.


Martin InitiativeMartin Aboriginal Education Initiative's Mission Statement

The Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative’s mission is to improve elementary and secondary school education outcomes for Indigenous Canadians through the implementation of specific programs and the application of appropriate research.