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First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education
First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education

The Board is committed to:

  • Providing supports to ensure that all students of First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry have opportunities to be successful.
  • Increasing accurate understanding of First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary perspectives.  

Self-Identification

Students can self-identify their Aboriginal ancestry​ through the school and benefit from: 
  • Culturally specific learning opportunities or activities, such as conferences or student leadership opportunities.
  • Additional support for academic achievement and well-being, including support staff designated to meet Aboriginal student needs.
  • Communication between schools, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education staff, Aboriginal students and their families.
  • Connections to post-secondary institutions, community groups, service providers and other partners. 
Self-identification is voluntary and the information gathered is kept confidential.
 
How to self-identify 
  • Students who are new to the Board can identify their Aboriginal ancestry when they register on their School Registration Form. 
  • Students who are already attending a public school in York Region can complete an Aboriginal Self-Identification Form at any time and return it to their school office.  This form is also available through the school.  
More information
 
For more information about Self-Identification, check out:

Questions and Answers

 Ministry of Education website

 

Learn More

To learn more about supports for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students or to learn more about Aboriginal histories, perspectives and cultures, see:  

Core Beliefs

  • We believe that all students can be successful.
  • We believe that by honouring the rich histories, languages and cultures of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit people, we will foster safe and inclusive learning environments for all.
  • We believe that by meeting our First Nation, Métis and Inuit students’ spiritual, emotional, physical and mental needs, and by affirming pride in cultural identity, all students will reach their full potential.
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York Region District School Board First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Steering Committee
 
 
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