This film is a case study on best practices in Indigenous education in a K to 6 Primary Catholic School Setting. As an elementary school dedicated to Indigenous education, the provincial curriculum taught at St David is adapted to local Anishnaabe education philosophies and practices. Grounded within the ethic of respect for the whole person (mind, body, and spirit), teaching at St David is student driven, inquiry based, and encompassing of outdoor experiential education opportunities. In response to the learning needs and interests of the students, Elders, Knowledge Holders and teachers help the students along their learning paths both in the classroom, out in the school grounds, and on school trips to a diversity of natural environments.
With great respect, we would like to acknowledge the elders and traditional knowledge holders who shared their wisdom and guidance in the making of this film. We whole heartedly extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on the territory of the Anishinaabe Peoples, ancestors and all of creation.
|Dawn Marie Wemigwans||Principal, St. David Catholic Elementary School||Sudbury, ON|
|Ginette Toivonen||Indigenous Lead, Sudbury Catholic District School Board||Sudbury, ON|
|Dawn Fielding||Native Language Teacher, St. David Catholic Elementary School||Sudbury, ON|
|Will Morin||Parent and Community Member||Sudbury, ON|
|Terri-Lynn Lepage||Grade 3 Teacher, St. David Catholic Elementary School||Sudbury, ON|
|Lynsie Royer||Grade 1 Teacher, St. David Catholic Elementary School||Sudbury, ON|
|Joel Agowissa||Indigenous Support Worker, Sudbury District Catholic School Board||Sudbury, ON|
|Vince Pawis||Elder, St. David Catholic Elementary School||Sudbury, ON|
|Brandon Gray||Filmmaker||Sudbury, ON|
|Kevin Fitzmaurice||NCCIE Project Lead, Northeast Ontario||Sudbury, ON|
|Crystal Osawamick||NCCIE Project Assistant||Sudbury, ON|
|Ashley Nadjiwon||NCCIE Project Assistant||Sudbury, ON|
|Length of Video||16:32 minutes|
|Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No|
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