Indigenous Education

RCCDSB respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Nation. With a deep appreciation for those who came before us and for those who walk alongside us, we strive to carry out the 94 Calls to Action as set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and uphold the principles outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. Moreover, through the Board Action Plan for Indigenous Education, the Indigenous Education Team strives to support students and staff by removing barriers and providing opportunities to encourage success. Through awareness and engagement initiatives, we are building cultural and intercultural understanding, appreciation, and respect. 


June 1 to 30 

For RCCDSB resources, visit: National Indigenous History Month Resources

Voluntary Self-Identification

If you would like to Voluntarily Self Identify, print out this card and send it in to your child’s school principal.

Meet the Team

Kellie Hisko

Indigenous Education Coordinator

Gerry Benoit

Indigenous Graduation Coach

Mary-Lise Rowat

Superintendent of Educational Services

Michele Whiteduck

Algonquin Language and Culture Teacher

Jessica Verch

Educational Assistant, AOPFN

Shelley Wilcox

Manager of Education, AOPFN


Indigenous Trustee