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Policy 519 Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)

Policy Statement

The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.


Note:  This policy was developed in collaboration with the Indigenous community partners who sit on the UGDSB First Nation, Metis, Inuit Education Council. It is the result of years of conversations on how a school board can both promote and protect Indigenous education. For more information, please visit the FNMI Education page on the UGDSB website.

First adopted:  May 2021
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