First Nations Cultural Services

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board believes that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and to learn, teach, and work in a setting free from persecution and prejudice. For this reason, our Board was among the first in Nova Scotia to hire staff in the area of Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding, and Human Rights. Our Coordinators of African Nova Scotia Services and First Nations Services work with our students and staff to promote tolerance and understanding of multiculturalism.

For First Nations students support in CCRSB comes in the form of our Coordinator of First Nations Cultural Services and a Home/School Liaison Support Worker. Based at Hants East Rural High, the Support Worker helps to bridge the achievement gap between the high school and the local First Nations Community. The Support Worker focuses on finding appropriate resources for the 80-100 students he supports in the areas of academics, social needs and work habits. He also works to educate the entire school population about issues of culture and diversity, providing learning materials for teachers and bringing First Nations guest speakers to the school to share their knowledge. Our Coordinator of First Nations Cultural Services brings the broader concept of social justice to schools across our board. The Coordinator provides and supports the inclusion of First Nations content and themes throughout the curriculum, at all grade levels and provides direct service to the schools in our board with the majority of First Nations students. CCRSB would like to acknowledge and thank the band councils in our region for the continued support they offer First Nations students through in-school First Nations Support Workers. 

Mi'Kmaq History Month Information

Patsy Paul-Martin
Coordinator of First Nations Cultural Services