Provide guidance and support to member First Nations Chiefs, Councils and staff in improving and enhancing education services and improving First Nation capacity development to manage and govern all aspects of education. Provide analysis of government (First Nation, federal and provincial) legislation, regulations and policies that affect OTC member First Nations.
Marsha Shilling ndizhnikaaz, Rama ndoonjibaa. My name is Marsha Shilling and I am from Rama First Nation. I reside on Rama First Nation with my three beautiful children and am proud to be from such a proud progressive community. I am super excited to be part of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council team as Education Advisor.Read More
I have completed 12 years teaching at Mnjikaning Kendaaswin Elementary School where I have gained invaluable knowledge in guiding our young ones with their education, mainly in the junior grades. Culture and language has always been important to me but more specifically in the last 5-6 years it has become an important part of my practice. I have been involved in a variety of projects that have allowed for culture/language to be integrated into the Ontario school curriculum. More specifically, I have worked on contributing to the OTC Community Resource leader's guide book as well as the Digitizing Anishinaabemowin through the Nelson Education Edwin application. It is more important than ever that we do all we can to try and learn, preserve and hold onto our language/culture in as many ways as we can. Reaching our students at where they are today, in a technological world, we hope to connect them back to their culture, history and roots.
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