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Indigenous Self Identification

Indigenous self-identification

Territorial acknowledgement

We acknowledge and honour the land on which we reside and occupy as part of the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people. These Indigenous Nations, agreed to mutual sharing obligations and responsibilities as stewards of the land and water. Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all Peoples. These lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history, traditions and modern cultures that are proud and vibrant.

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board supports and is committed to the holistic success of Indigenous students. It is the aim of the board to deliver culturally-appropriate education programs and services to support, all staff and students, academically and professionally to ensure the highest rate of success. All students succeed when the rich history, culture and diversity of our community is understood, respected and celebrated.

Everyone has a role to play in ensuring success of Indigenous students attending Hastings and Prince Edward schools. The local Mohawk and Anishinaabe communities, along with the Métis Nation of Ontario, are key partners in this work.

Through consultation, communication, and collaboration, the board is working to address three main goals in Indigenous Education:

  1. To increase student achievement and well-being.
  2. Increase knowledge, understanding, awareness and inclusion of First Nation, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures and perspectives in all schools for all staff and students
  3. Increase community engagement of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Partners


Parents and guardians of HPEDSB students, or students age 18 or over, may voluntarily identify their school aged children as being of Indigenous heritage. The data collected is strictly confidential and is not shared. All data collected is treated in the same manner as Ontario Student Record Guidelines, according to the Education Act and Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

The data collected through this voluntary self-identification process will be the foundation of our efforts to further support the achievement of our Indigenous students at both elementary and secondary. Our priority is to develop and implement supports and allocate resources appropriately that will enhance programs for our Indigenous learners

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 Extension 62299

Fax: 613-966-6023

Email: [email protected]

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