Priority Committees

Indigenous Education

“It is precisely because education was the primary tool of oppression of Aboriginal people, and miseducation of all Canadians, that we have concluded that education holds the key to reconciliation . . .” Justice Murray Sinclair.

Through the divisional Relationships, Engagement and Relevant Learning priority committee, Border Land School Division strives to support both staff and students in deepening their understanding of Indigenous education on a range of topics. The work of the committee is focused through four goals:

  • To build a culture of care, connection and community for students and their families.
  • To provide learning opportunities for both staff and students to understand and celebrate past and present Indigenous cultures.
  • To implement Indigenous perspectives in all content areas.
  • To improve educational outcomes for (Indigenous) students.

Border Land School Division acknowledges that the communities and schools located within Border Land School Division sit on Treaty 1 and Treaty 3 land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe peoples and on the homeland of the Metis nation.

Border Land School Division respects the treaties that were made on these treaty areas and we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with our Indigenous communities in a spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration.