St. Charles College
 Academic Program

Indigenous Education

Program Description

At St. Charles College, we offer Grade 9 to 12 Indigenous Studies courses which are open to all students.

We examine current issues involving First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples while developing an appreciation for the culture, traditions and histories of the peoples we study.

In every course, we strive to promote understanding and true reconciliation in our country in our development as global citizens.

Our Indigenous studies classes have participated in:

  • Water walks
  • Medicine walks
  • Class trips to Manitoulin Island
  • Visits to the Ojibway Cultural Foundation
  • Organization of school-wide powwows

Native Language – Ojibwe

This course is open to the entire student body and will allow students who have no prior Native language experience to develop an appreciation for a Native language and culture, to explore and experience a unique world view, and to learn to speak a Native language.  Students will use the language being studied for greetings and daily routines, become familiar with its writing and sound system, and practice basic vocabulary and phrases.  Students will also use information technology during course-related activities.  Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) will be the main focus of language study.

To learn more about our Indigenous Education Program, please go to the following website.


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