Maamawi, minonakiiwin ga zhitoomin ji shkewziyaang wii Ogimaakangeying, nakeying enenjgewaat edbendaagzijig.

Promoting Self-Sufficiency Among Our Members
Serving our First Nation communities since 1990.

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.

Educational Training Workshop


  • Assist member communities with PLC sessions
  • Assist with Capacity Development Sessions for Education Committees and Authorities


  • Serve on subcommittees to research and assist in Education Policy Development

Special Education

  • Act as a liaison with parents, school boards and other agencies 
  • Assist with Special Education Programs and in-school committees

Advocacy and

  • Maintain memberships on local, provincial & national committees and working groups and provide current information to members
  • Engage with Post Secondary Institutions and Aboriginal Education Councils
  • Assist with School Board Aboriginal Advisory Committees

Education Program Development

  • Ojibwe language project
  • Advocate for the development of Ojibwe language courses

Strategic Planning

  • Assist with Community Education Planning
  • Facilitate Education Committee Planning
  • School Success Planning

Education Service Contracts/Tuition

  • Assist in preparing education service agreement
Educational Training Workshop

Department Contact

Marsha Shilling

Education Advisor

[email protected]
Office: 705-329-2511 ext.204

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.

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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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