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First Nation, Métis, Inuit Initiatives

The Ministry of Education has identified First Nation, Métis and Inuit  education as one of its key priorities with two primary challenges; to improve student achievement among First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and to close the gap between First Nation, Métis and Inuit and Non First Nation, Métis and Inuit students in the areas of literacy and numeracy, retention of students in school, graduation rates and advancement to post secondary studies.
The Algoma District School Board is committed to improving achievement for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.
Joseph Maurice
Superintendent of Education
Alyssa Traves
Indigenous Lead Teacher
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Patrick Hunter Feather imageThe June 14, 2021 edition of ADSB Family Connect is dedicated to the 215 children who were found in unmarked graves at the former site of the Kamloops Residential School at the end of May, and to the thousands of other First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who died at government and church run residential schools in Canada. Across Canada many reacted with surprise and sadness after the discovery, and memorials like the shoes at Shingwauk Hall at Algoma University, appeared across the country. This is an opportunity to learn more about residential schools and the legacy of residential schools in Canada.
calls to action child friendly version
We hope you will take time to review the issue (link above).  You may also enjoy reading this child friendly version of the Truth & Reconciliation Calls To Action.  
Treaties Recognition Week: November 5 to 11, 2023

The first week of November is Treaties Recognition Week. This annual event honours the importance of treaties and helps students and residents of Ontario learn more about treaty rights and relationships. By learning more about our collective treaty rights and obligations, we can create greater understanding and nurture these relationships. 


Algoma District School Board acknowledges that we are in the Robinson-Huron, Robinson-Superior Treaty and Treaty 9 territories and that the land on which we are gathered is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree and Métis people. We acknowledge the importance of our relationship with our Indigenous partners as we move forward together in reconciliation.


To learn more about Treaties Recognition Week and to find activities, book recommendations, maps and videos from Elders and knowledge keepers please follow this link.