NCDSB Indigenous Student Connections

September 30th 2022 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

-Government of Canada




NCDSB Indigenous Education Team


“Northeastern Ontario is rich in the history and contemporary contributions and traditions of many First Nations and the Metis. We acknowledge our presence on the traditional territories of the Ojibway, the Cree, the Algonquin and the Metis. As we gather on these treaty lands, our catholic social teachings call us in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters to honor and respect the four directions, lands, waters, plants, animals and ancestors that walked before us. We acknowledge and thank the Ojibway, Cree, Algonquin and the Metis for being stewards of this traditional territory.”

Kristine Arthur

Supervisor of Indigenous Education

karthur@ncdsb.on.ca

705- 268-7443 xt.3225

Ryan Plante

Indigenous Support Worker

rplante@ncdsb.on.ca

705-264-6555 xt.3010

Vicky Chilton

Indigenous Support Worker

vchilton@ncdsb.on.ca

705-264-5869 xt.3899

Jennifer Cutting

Indigenous Support Worker

jcutting@necdsb.ca

705-335-3241 xt. 4606

The NCDSB is pleased to offer a variety of Indigenous based services to all students.

The NCDSB is focused on closing the opportunity and achievement gap for Indigenous students by providing culturally relevant and accessible programming. The focus on infusing Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum for all students strengthens connection, awareness and a sense of belonging. Thus enhancing overall achievement and wellbeing.