Indigenous Education

We work together with local Indigenous communities to provide appropriate programs that honour the histories, languages and cultures of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) people. This inclusive approach to education will affirm cultural identities and pride, and encourage students to reach their full potential.

Our Shared Vision

In 2009-10, the Our Shared Vision ad hoc group was assembled, comprised of members from each of the local First Nations and urban FNMI communities. The ad hoc working group collaboratively created a Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles for Indigenous education at Thames Valley.

Purpose

To build relationships with the Indigenous community based on trust, mutual respect, and sharing that will support and nurture the growing success of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) students and staff in our school board.

Vision

We will work with local Indigenous communities to provide a wholistic educational experience for our students that honours the rich histories, languages, and cultures of Indiginous people. This inclusive approach to education will affirm cultural identities, and pride, and encourage students to reach their highest potential.

Mission

We will engage Indigenous students, parents, and community members (including Elders and Cultural Teachers) in the planning and decision-making processes that affect the educational experiences of Indigenous students. We will also provide professional development for its employees to better understand Turtle Island's colonial history, as it relates to past and present issues affecting communities.

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