Indigenous Education Advisory Committee



IEAC is a joint committee of the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board, providing advice on matters related to Indigenous education, perspectives, culture and traditions. 

All are welcome to attend committee meetings and the IEAC events listed below. For more information on IEAC or Indigenous education, please contact: Sherry Saevil, Indigenous Education Advisor at: saevils@hcdsb.org​ or (905) 632-6314, ext. 247.


​2019-2020 IEAC Events 

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Register for Conversations with Johnny Issaluk​


You're invited to a night full of cultural learning with Johnny Issaluk, an Inuk actor, athlete and educator.

Johnny is best known for his roles in AMC's The Terror; the film, Indian Horse; and in the BBC program, The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Join us for an intimate conversation on May 16th with Johnny as he shares his life adventures, his culture, truths of history and hopes for the future!


Thursday, May 23, 2019
Register for Discover Art with Métis Artist, Brian Kon


Discover the beauty of dot art painting with Métis Dot Artist, Brian Kon.

Known as the "Flower Beadwork People", dot art in Métis culture is used as an elaborate form of native expression, and an integral part of Canadian history.

Brian Kon is an Indigenous artist from the Niagara region, and his passion for his Indigenous heritage is expressed through art in the hopes of preserving the culture and history of Métis people. ​

Come and experience how to create your own dot art masterpiece with Brian on May 23rd! This is an interactive, hands-on session to create your own dot art. Supplies will be included.​


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

​​Through IEAC, Plant Medicine Workshop 1 and 2 will explain plant medicine from an Indigenous perspective.

Please join Traditional Knowledge Keepers to learn more about Indigenous plant wisdom that has been documented over thousands of years and passed down from one generation to the next through oral tradition. Connect, taste, and heal on April 24 and 25!
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Speakers from left to right: Gail Whitlow, born into the Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) – Six Nations, and Janelle Porter from the Mohawk Bear Clan – Six Nations.
Thursday, April 25, 2019

 
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