Education Alumna Part of Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative
The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is at the beginning stages of work to support dramatically increasing the numbers of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teachers by 10,000 and to promote the systemic changes necessary in leading to more sustainable Indigenous teacher employment opportunities in all areas of the country. Made possible through generous philanthropic support by the Mastercard Foundation, the RHF will be investing in excess of $45 million towards innovative community-driven approaches to achieving these objectives.
One of the co-chairs of the initiative is McGill Department of Integrated Studies in Education alumna, Andrea Brazeau. Andrea is an Inuk who was born and raised in the small Inuit community of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik. Andrea moved to Montreal to attend post-secondary education and recently completed her Bachelor of Education (Kindergarten and Elementary Education). Since graduating, Andrea has returned home to teach at the school she attended. She is the first university graduate from her community. Andrea is passionate about her culture, going out on the land and teaching the children in the community.
Read the RHF press release about the Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative