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Self-identification

Aboriginal self-identification is voluntary and confidential. It represents an opportunity for students and families to identify with the ancestry of their First Nations, Métis or Inuit heritage. You do not need to have an Indian Status, Métis Citizenship or Inuit Identification Number card to self-identify. You just need to have native roots.

Self-identification helps students to fully construct their identity as Francophone and Aboriginal. It provides an inclusive learning environment where the cultures, traditions and perspectives of Indigenous peoples are visible and valued.

The Board encourages its students and staff to self-identify. To do this, just fill out a short form. So far, over 390 of our students with Indigenous ancestry have self-identified.

Why?

  • To help students fully build their identity as Francophone and Indigenous
  • To provide an inclusive learning environment where the cultures, traditions and perspectives of Indigenous peoples are visible and valued
  • To enable the Grandes Rivières District Catholic School Board to better determine the choice of resources and to ensure the continued integration of the cultures, traditions and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in our schools.
  • To improve and maintain relationships with Indigenous communities

For more information, please see the policies regarding student self-identification et self-identification of staff members.

For any questions or requests for additional information, please contact Ms. Angèle Beaudry, responsible for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit file: