Colonization, assimilation, and policies within the Indian Act have resulted in the unwilling loss of the rights, culture, language, and land of Indigenous people in Canada throughout the past five centuries.  The detrimental effects of this historical trauma are visible at the community and individual levels, therefore, the OFIFC advocates that Indigenous children, youth, and adult learners learn in an education environment that is trauma-informed and culturally competent with respect to local Indigenous communities, and learn from curriculum that reflects the Indigenous history of Ontario.  We work to advance these goals at the provincial level while providing Friendship Centres with resources to create a positive educational environment for Friendship Centre communities and schools that are free of racism. 

OFIFC Policy Submissions on Education 

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