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Indigenous Connections
Indigenous Peoples' Advisory Committee (IPAC)
District School Board Ontario North East has established a Indigenous Peoples' Advisory Committee (formerly First Nations Advisory Committee) to provide advice to DSB1 on programs and services related to students from indigenous communities.

Indigenous Peoples' Advisory Committee (quorum members):

  • Arline Chasle, Timiskaming First Nation
  • Cathy Naveau, Mattagami First Nation
  • Johnny Walker, Wahgoshig First Nation (alternate:  Margaret Edwards)
  • Lynn Mongrain, Temagami First Nation
  • Neil Iserhoff, Taykwa Tagamou Nation
  • Derek Jobien, Matachewan First Nation

DSB1 Trustees on IPAC:

  • Howard Archibald, Indigenous Trustee (Taykwa Tagamou Nation) and Chair of IPAC 
  • Val Fuller
  • Steve Meunier 

Indigenous Peoples', Friendship Centres and Community Representatives:

  • Audrey McLaren, Education Partnership Coordinator, Timiskaming First Nation
  • Irene Tomatuk, Mushkegowuk Council
  • James Wesley, Kashechewan First Nation (Hishkoonikun)
  • Ininew Friendship Centre (Bernice Brunette)
  • Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre (Jack Solomon)
  • Timmins Native Friendship Centre (Mickayla Bird & Kim Drouin)
  • Mushkagowok Council (Irene Tomatuk)
  • Wabun Tribal Council (Anne Commando)
  • Janet McKay, Education Partnership Program Officer, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

 Board Policy


2018-2019 Meeting Dates (at the Schumacher Board Office with v/c to the New Liskeard Board Office and teleconferencing as requested), noting all meetings are 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:

  • Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Friday, March 1, 2019 (CANCELLED)
  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the Indigenous Peoples' Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings will be posted here: