The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education (AMBE) have entered into a new five-year service agreement to allow AMBE students to attend high school at UCDSB schools, specifically Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School (CCVS).
“We have developed a strong relationship with the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education. We work well together to provide students with more than the provincially-mandated curriculum and have added culturally-relevant courses and experiences that help Indigenous students see themselves reflected in what they’re learning,” said Eric Hardie, Executive Superintendent of Student Achievement and Innovation.
“The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education values our strong relationship with the Upper Canada District School Board,” said Donna Lahache, AMBE Director of Education. “The ongoing collaboration and open communication with the CCVS and AMBE Team continues to enhance services and opportunities for Akwesasne students.”
Situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory, the UCDSB puts a strong focus on Indigenous education. At CCVS specifically, there is a Mohawk Language course, a for-credit lacrosse program, and a for-credit Thompson Island cultural camp experience.