Native Language students participate in Remembrance Day Celebrations at Atikmeksheng First Nation:  Native Language students at St. James were invited to Atikmeksheng First Nation on Thursday November 8, 2018 to take part in the...   
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The Sudbury Catholic District Board strives to improve achievement among First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, and to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in the areas of numeracy and literacy, the retention of students in school, graduation rates and the advancement to post secondary studies. The FNMI Framework provides the strategic policy context. See the FNMI Framework...

Our Vision: The Seven Grandfather Teachings
We, at Sudbury Catholic Schools, strive to walk the path of the Seven Grandfather Teachings. These traditional native principles mirror Catholic values in our conduct towards one another. Learn more...

Native Languages
Native Language (Ojibwe) is taught at St. James School, St. David School, and Holy Trinity School as part of the Regular Program curriculum. Beginning in Grade 4, Native Language students receive 40 minutes of Native Language instruction each day. Our Secondary Schools offer a variety of Native Studies courses.
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Voluntary Self-identification
Sudbury Catholic Schools has implemented a voluntary self-identification initiative designed to better meet the needs of Aboriginal learners. We want to know who you are. Learn more...

Rossella Bagnato
Aboriginal Lead

Aanii. Welcome. Bonjour.
I am very humbled and honored to be offered the opportunity to support the Sudbury Catholic District School Board staff, students and families gain a better understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and identity.   Read more...

•  Native Language students participate in Remembrance Day Celebrations at Atikmeksheng First Nation
•  Students learn about Treaties for Treaty Recognition Week
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•  St. Charles College Student Dana Lewis was crowned Miss Wiikwemkoong
•  St. Benedict students win Board t-shirt design contest!
•  Boys’ with Braids event aims to bring cultural awareness and sensitivity training to youth at St. Benedict
•  St. Benedict Pow wow educates locals and internationals alike
•  Holy Trinity teaches students about the Seven Grandfather teachings!





Our Logo: Did you know...?
Learn more... about our Sudbury Catholic Schools Indigenous Education logo.

Junior Classroom Libraries
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has purchased culturally diverse Aboriginal focus junior grade classroom libraries. Learn more...

Teacher Toolkit
Teaching resources and strategies for elementary and secondary classrooms. Learn more...
Aboriginal Perspectives: A Guide to the Teacher's Toolkit
GoodMinds Book Company
Information Clearing House
Union of Ontario Indians
Metis Nation
Assembley of First Nations
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on Manitoulin Island
Promising Practices

It’s Our Time: Assembly of First Nations Toolkit
Treaty Education in Canada
Inuit Culture Online
Learn Michif
Learning First Peoples Classroom Resources

Pow Wow Dances

Four Directions Teaching
On the Path of The Elders
Gezhtoojig Employment and Training
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Teaching Resources

Aboriginal Perspectives Monograph OISE
SpeakUp Project Grants
Truth and Reconciliation Commission-Calls To Action
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Scope and Sequence Gr.K-8
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Scope and Sequence 9-12
Teaching Strategies for the elementary classroom
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Fostering Literacy Success for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students
N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre
Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre

The Police Mkwa Opportunity Education Circle
The Police Mkwa Opportunity Education Circle was formed to create learning opportunities for Aboriginal students residing in the City of Greater Sudbury and surrounding area who may wish to pursue a potential career in a law enforcement or criminal justice system field. Learn more...
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