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Aboriginal School Liaison

I Belong Here Program “Nidaji Tibeninadāgwaz Ondaje”

The Aboriginal School Liaison supports self-identified First Nations, Inuit and Metis students that attend school in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (Kindergarten to Grade 12).

Service Objectives:

  • Act as an advocate for students and their families between home and school
  • Provide in-school cultural support to First Nations, Inuit, Metis students
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Provide awareness and support in self-identifying as a First Nations, Inuit, Metis person at school
  • Provide resources to help enhance cultural awareness and understanding to teachers/students/school board

The Aboriginal School Liaison can meet with you at your school to discuss collaboration opportunities to help all students, teachers and administrators in learning about contemporary/traditional First Nations, Inuit, Metis cultures, histories, and perspectives.

Examples include:

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Coordinating class trips to Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • Presence at school events and meetings
  • Professional development sessions for teachers and administrators

Testimonials:

Thank you teaching us the importance of your culture and for making us aware of Canada’s true history.” (Student)

We were extremely impressed with what was offered and the amount of detail and learning that was brought forth from your workshop.” (Teacher)

I was quite happy to leave the class knowing I was a little less ignorant about the subject than when I first walked in. I am always overwhelmingly inspired by what I along with the rest of the world can learn from indigenous peoples beliefs. ” (Student)

Thank you for the rich experience. My students appreciated your honesty and authenticity. Miigwetch!” (Teacher)


Programming:

I Belong Here -Nidaji Tibeninadāgwaz Ondaje

Contact Josh Lewis, Aboriginal School Liaison
jlewis@wabano.com
613-748-0657 ext. 282

 

 

 

 

 

After School Basketball
After School Basketball Program, open to all First Nations, Metis and Inuit high school students in OCDSB.

When:  Mondays until the end of school year, from 3:30 to 5:30PM
Where:  440 Albert St. in the Colt Gym

Contact: Josh Lewis
jlewis@wabano.com
(613) 748-0657 ext. 282

 


Have questions? Email us: programsteam@wabano.com