Indigenous Perspectives on Indigenous Education


“What is your understanding of Indigenous education?”

This 4 minute video features people interviewed in northern Ontario sharing their perspectives from an Indigenous viewpoint on this question. Video created by the Northwest Ontario (NWO) Team.

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

This film was developed at Lakehead University, which is located on the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. 

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Kevin Redsky Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Mary Oskineegish Participant/Contributor Niibinamik First Nation, ON
Brad Battiston Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Sharon Baxter-Smith Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Nicole Walter Rowan Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
John O'Meara Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Brent Tookenay Participant/Contributor Seven Generations, Fort Frances, ON
Lisa Michano-Courchene Participant/Contributor Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation, ON
Jackie Corbett Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Anika Guthrie Participant/Contributor, NCCIE Team Member Thunder Bay, ON
Solomon Kakagamic Participant/Contributor Sioux Lookout, ON
Ryan White Participant/Contributor Kenora, ON
Bryanna Scott Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Lucille Atlookan Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Tara Montague Participant/Contributor Rainy River First Nation, ON
Marilyn Junnila Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Jerri-Lynn Orr Participant/Contributor Thunder Bay, ON
Leisa Desmoulins NCCIE Regional Lead, northwest Ontario Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Melissa Oskineegish NCCIE Team Member Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Janine Landry NCCIE Team Member Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Kelsie Pascz NCCIE Team Member Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Lily Desmoulins NCCIE Team Member Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Casey Leslie NCCIE Team Member Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Kelsey Jaggard Videographer and Editor Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Medicine Wheel Spirit Singers Music Nipigon, ON

This video is about:

People's thoughts and insights about Indigenous education
in: northwest Ontario, ON

Video Details

Length of Video 3:59 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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