In recognition of National Indigenous History Month in June, the Durham Catholic District School Board encouraged parents and guardians of students under the age of 18 with First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry (Status, Non-Status) to self-identify their Indigenous ancestry. Students 18 years of age and older were also encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their ancestry.
Proof of ancestry is not a requirement.
Self-identification information is collected and protected by the same privacy regulations that apply to all personal information. The data collected allows our board to provide resources, services and experiences to benefit individual students, as well as to support learning opportunities for all students.
We invite you to watch a video from two Durham Catholic students, who are members of our Student Indigenous Education Advisory Circle. They shared why they feel other students should self-identify their Indigenous ancestry.
For additional information, contact our Teaching and Learning Consultant for Indigenous Education at 905-576-6150 ext. 22291.