Elders pass down quilting tradition to St. David students:  For Catholic Education Week, Mrs. Gran's Full Day Kindergarten class at St. David Catholic School, invited Elders into the classroom to teach youth the skill of quilting.   
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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...

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•  Sharing Indigenous Arts and Culture at MMA
•  St. David "Rocs Their Mocs"
•  Harvesting Sweetgrass at St. David School
•  Seven Year Partnership Continues in their Support of the Community
•  Learning about Mnoomin at SCDSB Summer School
•  Water Teachings at SCDSB Summer School
•  Cards Shine at Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Fair



1    Honouring Our Youth Indigenous Pow Wow Celebration
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Benedict
2    13th Annual Aboriginal Secondary Awards
5:00 pm
Caruso Club

Our Logo: Did you know...?
Learn more... about our Sudbury Catholic Schools Aboriginal Education logo.



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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