Seven Generations Initiative

Rosseau Lake College is taking great strides to be a leader in education as a tool for reconciliation. Our objective is to become a centre of excellence in relationship building and celebrating Indigenous teachings and culture in line with the vision and intent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) final report and Calls to Action.

Indigenous culture, history and learning philosophies is a cornerstone of the school’s Strategic Plan.

In response to the 2015 TRC Report and Calls to Action, Rosseau Lake College commissioned its own process of consultations with local First Nations Communities and RLC First Nations alumni. The report maintained that there was tremendous interest and enthusiasm for the initiative including an appetite for adapting culture and curriculum. Those interviewed from the surrounding local First Nations were heartened by RLC’s commitment and leadership in making Indigenous culture, history and learning philosophies a cornerstone of the school’s Strategic Plan. 

The result of this process is the Seven Generations Initiative – a commitment to implement the education calls to action that give opportunities to Indigenous students in a positive learning environment steeped in cultural traditions and understandings.

Your donation to this program will further RLC’s objective to become a center of excellence in relationship building and celebrating Indigenous teachings and culture.

As a small independent school, in a remote natural setting in traditional Anishinabek Territory, RLC is in a unique position to take on a leadership role in Education for Reconciliation.

– Kelly Carrick ’85