Indigenous Circle On Education (ICE)

The Indigenous Education Council (IEC) is an advisory council to the college’s President and Board of Governors.

Our commitment to helping Indigenous students achieve their fullest potential plays an essential role in developing an institutional strategy for meeting Indigenous student and community educational needs,
as well as further creating an environment of social inclusion – one that seeks and promotes intercultural sharing. Indigenous refers to the Original peoples – First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.


To provide strategic recommendations to Sault College to ensure that Indigenous learners are effectively recruited, engaged, and retained in culturally safe learning environment.


The Indigenous Education Council is committed to addressing Indigenous Education at Sault College so we may ensure that the seven generations hereafter will have culturally appropriate education available to them.


ICE MemberOrganizationEmail
Boyer-Nolan, Jonathan    (Chair)

Communications Manager

Nogdawindamin Family & Community Services
Williams-Jones, Darryl    (Vice-Chair)

President, Indigenous Student Union

Garden River First Nation

President, Indigenous Student Union

Sault College

Yourchuk, Marnie


Mamaweswen, North Shore Tribal Council
Kakapshe, Thomas

Executive Director

Neech-Ke-Wehn Homes
Tangie, Pat(Michipicoten)


Michipicoten First Nation
Sayers, Jean

Band Manager

Garden River First Nation
Syrette, Paul (Garden River Alternate)


Garden River First Nation

Education Unit
Scheepmaker, Fran

Employment & Training Coordinator

Métis Nation of Ontario
Moreau, Patti (Métis Nation Alternate)

Intake Officer

Métis Nation of Ontario
Hare, Joe


Kenjgewin Teg

Roy, Stephanie (Kenjgewin Teg Alternate)

Executive Director

Kenjgewin Teg
Hurley, MelissaApatisiwin Employment & Training Indian Friendship
Clement, Deb

Education Officer

Missanabie Cree First Nation
Boissoneau, Doreen (Missanabie Cree Alternate)

Band Administrator

Missanabie Cree First Nation
Sewell, Peter

Batchewana First Nation

Nolan, Barbara


Sault College


Ex-Officio Members:

Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College
Colin Kirkwood, Vice President, Academic and Research, Sault College
Carolyn Hepburn, Dean, Indigenous Studies and Academic Upgrading, Sault College

ICE Agenda May 2, 2019
ICE Minutes March 6, 2019
ICE Terms of Reference - Dec 2018
NETD Strategic Priority Summary 2013 - 2018