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 
Friday, June 21, 2019
Register for Halton's Feast & Solidarity Celebration!
​In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, IEAC invites our community to Halton's Feast & Solidarity Celebration on June 21st to experience and celebrate Indigenous culture!

The evening will include traditional food, dance, as well as vendors and outdoor activities to recognize the heritage of our First Nations people. Complimentary Indigenous cuisine will be served by the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory (while supplies last).

Special guests will include Manitou MKWA - Spirit Bear, of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and Tribal Vision Dance​ group from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Our Grandmothers will also lead us in celebrating the solstice to conclude the evening.

Event Details:
  • Guests are encouraged to bring ​non-perishable food items, in support of the Six Nations Food Bank. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
  • A guided moccasin trail tour will take place for those interested. Guests will be bussed to Lion's Valley Park for a 40 minute cultural experience. 2 walks are scheduled, with the first group departing at 5:30 pm. ​





Members of the community were invited to discover the beauty of dot art painting with Métis Dot Artist, Brian Kon on May 23rd.

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. ​​

A night full of cultural learning with Johnny Issaluk, an Inuk actor, athlete and educator took place on May 16th. 

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



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

Traditional Knowledge Keepers shared Indigenous plant wisdom that has been documented over thousands of years and passed down from one generation to the next through oral tradition. The Halton community was invited to connect, taste, and heal on April 24 and 25!

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