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Indigenous Student Advisors

Here are the Indigenous Student Advisors for District School Board Ontario North East:

  • Jennifer HendersonJennifer Henderson
    Indigenous Student Advisor
    Jennifer grew up in Timmins, Ontario. Her family originates from Michipicoten First Nation. Jennifer is a graduate of Lakehead University where she obtained degrees in Sociology and Native Canadian Literature. Jennifer identifies herself as an urban Ojibway who is avidly learning about her culture. Jennifer is passionate about helping and motivating youth on their educational journey.
  • Desmond O'ConnorDesmond O'Connor
    Indigenous Student Advisor
    Desmond is Cree from Fort Albany First Nation. He lived in Moosonee until age 4, moving to the community of Cochrane to allow his older brother to attend École Secondaire Cochrane High School. Desmond is a graduate of ESCHS and of Canadore College in the Human Resources program. Desmond has worked with young people most of his working career and does coaching in his spare time. Desmond identifies himself as an urban Aboriginal exploring and learning about his culture. Desmond is active in the community of Cochrane, volunteering and sitting on many different boards such as North Cochrane Addiction Services and Ininew Friendship Centre. Desmond has worked for District School Board Ontario North since 2010 serving the students in the Northern region. Nadine Gaudaur
  • Nadine GaudaurNadine Gaudaur
    Indigenous Student Advisor
    Nadine is Algonquin and lives in Timiskaming First Nation in Quebec. Nadine is a graduate from Cambrian College and Durham College in programs of Advertising and Geographic Information Systems. Nadine enjoys the land, practicing her culture, hunting, fishing, and handicrafts. In the role of Aboriginal Youth Liaison Officer, Nadine enjoys sharing and celebrating her Algonquin ancestry with youth. Nadine has worked with District School Board Ontario North East since 2010.