St. Raphael Celebrates their “Hero”:  St. Raphael Catholic Elementary School Students, staff and community partners were on hand to celebrate one of their own on Wednesday, April 9. Primary Lifeskills student Wii’um Morin was the honoured guest as he has been...   
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The Sudbury Catholic District Board strives to improve achievement among First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, and to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in the areas of numeracy and literacy, the retention of students in school, graduation rates and the advancement to post secondary studies. The FNMI Framework provides the strategic policy context. See the FNMI Framework...

Our Vision: The Seven Grandfather Teachings
We, at Sudbury Catholic Schools, strive to walk the path of the Seven Grandfather Teachings. These traditional native principles mirror Catholic values in our conduct towards one another. Learn more...


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Native Languages
Native Languages are taught at St. James School and St. David School as part of the Regular Program curriculum. Beginning in Grade 4, Native students receive 40 minutes of Native Language instruction each day.  Learn more...

Voluntary Self-identification
Sudbury Catholic Schools has implemented a voluntary self-identification initiative designed to better meet the needs of Aboriginal learners. We want to know who you are. Learn more...

Rossella Bagnato
Aboriginal Lead

Aanii. Welcome. Bonjour.
I am very humbled and honored to be offered the opportunity to support the Sudbury Catholic District School Board staff, students and families gain a better understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture and identity.   Read more...

•  St. Raphael Celebrates their “Hero”
•  St. David Catholic School Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with a School Wide Fun Day!
•  Sudbury Catholic Students Participate in Metis Heritage Days
•  Vince Pawis, Elder / Instructor Presented with Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Education from SCDSB
•  Learning Culture Through Technology at St. James
•  Cultural Learning at St. Charles Elementary
•  ABC’s in the Classroom at Sudbury Catholic Schools
•  "Our Dreams Matter Too" to St. James Students



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Junior Classroom Libraries
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board has purchased culturally diverse Aboriginal focus junior grade classroom libraries. Learn more...

Teacher Toolkit
Teaching resources and strategies for elementary and secondary classrooms. Learn more...

Aboriginal Perspectives: A Guide to the Teacher's Toolkit

GoodMinds Book Company

Information Clearing House

Union of Ontario Indians

Metis Nation

Assembley of First Nations

Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on Manitoulin Island

Promising Practices

The Police Mkwa Opportunity Education Circle
The Police Mkwa Opportunity Education Circle was formed to create learning opportunities for Aboriginal students residing in the City of Greater Sudbury and surrounding area who may wish to pursue a potential career in a law enforcement or criminal justice system field. Learn more...
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