November is Indigenous Education Month

This month is an important reminder to centre First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives, voices, histories, and contemporary realities across the TDSB.

November is Indigenous Education Month at the Toronto District School Board. This month is an important reminder to centre First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives, voices, histories, and contemporary realities across the TDSB. It is an opportunity to learn from Indigenous perspectives on treaties, Indigenous leadership, achievements, resurgence, futurities, and creativity.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action is a strategic direction in the Board.

Throughout November, students, staff, and community members honour a number of important days to deepen knowledge, to learn from our shared history, and to build stronger relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.

  • Treaties Recognition Week is the first full week of November, November 7th-11th.
  • November 7 is International Inuit Day.
  • November 8 is National Indigenous Veterans Day.
  • November 16 is Louis Riel Day in Ontario.

The Urban Indigenous Education Centre will be hosting a number of events to support students and staff to learn from Indigenous people. Guests will include Elder Dr. Duke Redbird, Maurice Switzer, Ange Loft; Traditional Knowledge Practitioner Clayton Shirt, Dr. Susan Dion; Inuk Elder Elder Naulaq LeDrew with Angela Aula; and Alyssa and Conlin Delbaere-Sawchuk.

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