Indigenous Education Council (IEC)

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)Youth Employment Coordinator
Garden River First Nation
VACANTPresident, Indigenous Students' Union
Sault College
Yourchuk, MarnieManager
Mamaweswen, North Shore Tribal Council
Kakapshe, ThomasExecutive Director
Neech-Ke-Wehn Homes
Hurley,  MelissaEmployment Counsellor
Métis Nation of Ontario
VACANTKenjgewin Teg 
VACANTSeven Generations Institue 
Derochie, CrystalApatisiwin Youth Education & Training Counsellor
Indian Friendship Centre
Harris, GloriaEducation Officer
Missanabie Cree First Nation
Sayers, ChristinePost-Secondary Counsellor
Batchewana First Nation
Taylor, MindyEducation Director
Anishinabek Nation
Falcigno, KimAcademic Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Institue
Nolan, BarbaraElder-in-Residence
Sault College



Ex Officio
Sherri SmithVice President, Academic, Innovation and Student
Carolyn HepburnDean, Indigenous Education, School of Natural Environment and Media and Design and Academic

IEC Terms of Reference Dec 2021
IEC Minutes December 17, 2021

2020 -2025 Sault College Strategic Plan
2020-2025 Sault College Strategic Mandate Agreement