Anishinaabe Initiatives Division to Host Over 500 Students for Education Day at Algoma University


On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, over 500 sixth- grade students from across the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) and Huron Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) will be celebrating Education Day at Algoma University, hosted by the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division.

As part of Ontario’s sixth-grade curriculum, students learn about Anishinaabe culture and heritage. In order to better understand Anishinaabe teachings, Algoma University invites students from across the Algoma region to take part in a variety of traditional and contemporary events which will foster a better understanding about Canada’s first peoples.

Students will participate in culture and land-based learning opportunities, immersing themselves local traditions and teachings.

“Education Day is an outreach and immersion event for young students from across Sault Ste. Marie,” shared Melissa Agawa, Anishinaabe Social and Cultural Program Coordinator. “It’s a great opportunity for students to visit Algoma University and to become familiar with Anishinaabe culture and heritage. Events like this are very important for our future leaders, helping them become aware of the rich Anishinaabe history and culture that exists right here in the community and on-campus.”