The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board is committed to improving its Indigenous education programs, services and resources, in accordance with the Ontario First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education Policy and Framework.
Our board wants to ensure that the unique strengths are celebrated and the needs of all students are met, including students with First Nations, Metis and Inuit ancestry. We are working with local Indigenous community partners to develop programs and offer services to improve student achievement, increase graduation rates and improve overall student well-being.
As we continue our work towards Truth and Reconciliation, we strive to provide every student with meaningful opportunities to learn about Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives.
Traditional Land Acknowledgement
The schools and buildings of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples who have been its stewards for thousands of years.
As people who now reside in the 1850 Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, the 1850 Robinson-Superior Treaty territory and Treaty 9 territory, we give thanks to our ancestors from the seven generations before us who took care of the land, water and air for us to enjoy the bounty of the territory of which the Creator has graciously provided without hesitation.
May we journey together in a good way.
Native as a second Language - ojibwe
While educating all of our students about Indigenous culture and history is infused in the curriculum of all of our school communities a select number of schools have Native as a Second Language (NSL) programs. Contact the school of your choice below to enroll in a Native as a Second Language (NSL) program.
Sault Ste. Marie Schools – elementary
east schools – elementary
North schools – elementary
Sault Ste. Marie - Secondary
Days of Significance
Robinson Huron Treaty Gathering Sault Ste. Marie
Truth and Reconciliation Week
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
Treaties Recognition Week
International Inuit Day
National Indigenous Veterans Day
Rock your Mocs Week
Louis Riel Day
National Indigenous Languages Day
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Indigenous Peoples History Month
National Indigenous Peoples Day
September 7, 8, 9
September 25 – 30
September 30 (recognized in school September 28 or October 2).
November 16, 2023
March 31, 2024
May 5, 2024
The month of June
Indigenous Education Committee (IEC)
The Indigenous Education Committee (IEC) collaborates with and provides guidance to the board on the implementation of the Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework document.
This document addresses the objectives of improved Indigenous student achievement and well-being, and the engagement of all students in increased knowledge and appreciation of contemporary and traditional First Nation, Métis and Inuit rich histories, traditions, cultures and perspectives.