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Indigenous Trustees' Council

OPSBA's Indigenous Trustees' Council (ITC) is composed of First Nations trustees appointed to school boards, and other Indigenous trustees elected through the regular electoral process.

One of OPSBA's multi-year strategic priorities is Advancing Reconciliation: First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education (see below). We believe that through education we will move towards a Canada where the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is founded on mutual respect and OPSBA, therefore, supports the Calls to Action of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

The ITC has engaged in a range of initiatives to support the education of Indigenous students, and to ensure all students are educated about the history and culture of Indigenous peoples. Council members have successfully worked on revisions to the mandatory curriculum to include treaty education, the history and legacy of residential schools, the Sixties Scoop, the High Arctic relocation, the Powley Decision, and the impact of the Indian Act

For the 2019-20 school year, Algoma DSB Trustee Elaine Johnston serves as the Chair of the Indigenous Trustees' Council (ITC) and sits as the Council's representative on the OPSBA Board of Directors. Hastings and Prince Edward DSB Trustee Lucille Kyle serves as the ITC's Vice Chair. 

Executive Council Liaison to the Indigenous Trustees' Council - Donna Danielli

OPSBA Staff Advisor to the ITC - Sean Monteith, sean.monteith@hpedsb.on.ca

 

OPSBA Priority: Advancing Reconciliation: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education 

​​Our Vision

OPSBA believes that through education we will move towards a Canada where the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is founded on mutual respect and OPSBA, therefore, supports the Calls to Action of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).  ​