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Circle for Indigenous Education

The Circle for Indigenous Education at Cambrian College was formed to provide strategic direction, leadership and advice with regards to Indigenous- specific programming and ensuring students obtain and the utmost Cambrian College experience.

The Circle for Indigenous Education is made up of 11 members and 3 support members. These members represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the community. It includes Wabnode staff, Indigenous students, board members, Indigenous community members and College staff.

Circle for Indigenous Education Membership – 2020/21
Current Membership Position/Organization RepresentationTerm
Shannon AgowissaAboriginal Liaison Officer, Greater Sudbury Police Service
Indigenous Youth Support Worker
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
Economic Development/Services2018 – August 31, 2024
Bill BestPresident, Cambrian CollegeEx officio
Samantha Baker-
replacing Rachael
N’Swakamok Native Friendship CentreEducation2020 – August 31, 2026
Dominic BeaudryFirst Nations Educator
Sudbury Catholic District School Board
Education2020 – August 31, 2026
Kathy DokisPrincipal, Rainbow District School Board Education2017 – August 31, 2023
Maureen McLelland
Board Vice-Chair
Health Sciences NorthEx officio
Jeanne Naponse
Former Director of Operations Atikameksheng AnishnawbekIndigenous community-at-large2016 – August 31, 2022
Marilyn NichollsEducation Director, Wahnapitae First NationEducation2020 – August 31, 2026
Jessica Chapados Duchenes Student CISC PresidentCISC – Cambrian College e-Indigenous representation from the Cambrian Indigenous Student Circle2020 – August 31, 2021
Paul Pederson
Board Chair
Greater Sudbury Police ServicesEx officio
Lorna SinobertEducation Dept.
Sagamok Anishnawbek
Anishnaabe Education Community
Indigenous community-at-large
2017 – August 31, 2023
Lisa WabegijigKinoomaadziwin Education Body, Regional Education Council Coordinator, Region 3Education and Training2018 – August 31, 2024
Support to CommitteePosition/Organization RepresentationTerm
Melanie CacciottiLiaison to the Board
Ext. 6834
Alison De LuisaAVP Student and Employee Development,
Cambrian College
(705) 566-8101 ext. 7604
Monique FergusonE.A. to the President
Ext. 7622