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Abstract :

Public education is experiencing an increase in the number of Aboriginal children in Canadian classrooms. According to recent provincial policies related to Aboriginal education in Ontario (Canada), public school board administrators and elected trustees should be aware and prepared to address the uniqueness of Aboriginal epistemologies and identities that will provide culturally-sensitive school and learning environments in publicly-funded education. This paper provides the context of our ongoing work as a bi-epistemic and multidisciplinary team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal educators, graduate students, Elders, and Aboriginal community leaders.  The research, very much aligned with our previous studies in this same area, compels a reimagining of education for Aboriginal students and communities and creates a vision of public education that transcends Eurocentric educational perspectives and paradigms .

Keywords :

: Aboriginal education; educational policy .

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