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Indigenous Education

The RCDSB Native Language students take part in the Women's Traditional dance.

The RCDSB Native Language students take part in the Women's Traditional dance during a performance for Arnprior area schools including ADHS and Walter Zadow Public School.

Acknowledgement of Territory

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) acknowledges that the land on which we gather is the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis & Inuit peoples.

Truth and Reconciliation

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made 94 Calls to Action. The RCDSB is committed to Education for Reconciliation, in response to call to action #63. 

First Nations, Métis and Inuit  Education

The Ontario Government and the RCDSB are dedicated to excellence in education for all students, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. The RCDSB is committed to providing equitable, inclusive and engaging education opportunities for all students.  This commitment is grounded in our shared understanding of developing a school culture where all students feel understood, valued and respected. 

Ontario's Indigenous Education Strategy is supporting First Nations, Métis and Inuit students to achieve their full potential. The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. This strategy has been designed to improve opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, and to increase the knowledge and awareness to all students about Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives.

RCDSB Action Plan for Indigenous Education

The Renfrew County District School Board Action Plan for Indigenous Education outlines programs and initiatives that align with the strategy and meet the needs of the local communities. The plan is created in collaboration with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit parents/guardians, community members, organizations and the Indigenous Education Advisory Council. For more information about Indigenous Education visit our RCDSB website.