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Office of First Nations and Inuit Education

Convocation Day

Sandra Deer smiles brightly after receiving her Master of Arts degree in Education and Society.

Spring Convocation 2014

Jim Howden, OFNIE Director, and Josie Cox, graduate of the Bachelor of Education for Certified Teachers program.


Cree graduates at 2015 Spring Convocation

Tina Schiavone (advisor), Rose Dixon, Bernadette Katapatuk, Jim Howden (OFNIE director), Nora Katapatuk, Mary Bear, Debbie House-Cox, Grace Wong McAllister (advisor).

Kativik School Board continues to honour her memory via the Evie Ikidluak Award

An altar for the Day of the Dead

To honour the lives of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls of Canada.

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Scarf Ceremony

OFNIE graduates at the 2015 Scarf Ceremony sponsored by First People's House, held at the Faculty Club.

Annie A. Alaku (BEd. Certified Teachers), partner, Alacie Nalukturuk (Commissioner, Inukjuak), partner, Oleepeka Meetuq (BEd for Certified Teachers).

Eliana Manrique (Kativik School Board Director), Annie A. Alaku (BEd. Certified Teachers) and partner, Oleepeka Meetuq (BEd. Certified Teachers) and partner, Jim Howden (OFNIE), Annie Tertiluk (Kativik School Board).

ONFIE LogoThe Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE) operates under the auspices of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, the largest department in McGill University’s Faculty of Education.

OFNIE works in partnership with First Nations and Inuit education authorities throughout Quebec – such as Kativik Ilisarniliriniq (KI), the Cree School Board, the Kahnawake and Kanehsatake Education Centres, and the Central Quebec School Board on behalf of the Naskapis of Kawawachikamach – to deliver community-based teacher education programs and professional development.


Teacher Training on Ice: SOI Arctic Expedition

Kativik Ilisarniliriniq Teacher Training is proud to share the highlight videos of our programming and training on the Students on Ice Arctic expeditions. Through this partnership, teachers from Nunavik participated as staff on the expedition, while also gaining credits towards their teacher certification with the Office of First Nation and Inuit education McGill Faculty of Education. For more information on how to participate in this important program, contact Dr. Stephen Peters


Students on Ice 2019: Revitalizing Inuit Culture

Students on Ice 2018: Connecting with the Land




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