The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Education Department was contacted early last spring to discuss setting up a meeting with Superintendents and Directors of Education of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB). The board is again meeting with MNCFN on February 6, 2017.
In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls to Action, the DPCDSB has reached out to MNCFN in an effort to gain a better understanding of the First Nation, gain an understanding of its education system, and, its education realities.
The gathering in November opened with the LSK Drum Group and Councillors Margaret Sault and Cathie Jamieson welcoming the group to MNCFN.
Ekwaamjigenang Children’s Centre Supervisor Patti Barber provided an overview of our children’s centre; Lloyd S. King Elementary School Principal Danielle MacDonnell provided an overview of the our elementary school; MNCFN community Elder Kim Sault provided an overview of the mural at LSK; and MNCFN Director of Education Amanda L. Sault provided an overview of our secondary school services and post-secondary program.
Councillors Veronica King-Jamieson and Evan Sault also participated in the event, which included discussions around how/what the school board can do to support MNCFN and further develop our relationship moving forward.