NNDSB to implement multi-layered approach to support Indigenous education

The Near North District School Board’s First Nations Advisory Committee has announced that the school board will be implementing a “multi-layered approach” in order to emphasize Indigenous student success and increase awareness about Indigenous issues in classes. The school board’s Grade 11 students will be required to take an English course on contemporary First Nations, Metis, and Inuit voices, and Parry Sound High School will launch a Specialist High Skills Major arts and culture program that includes an Indigenous studies focus. The school board will also establish an alternative secondary school program to be delivered in partnership with the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre. NNDSB has additionally ensured that all staff receive cultural competency training and receive support from cultural advisors who can provide an Anishinaabe perspective.

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