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.


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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
Hurley,  Melissa

Employment   Counsellor

Métis Nation of Ontario
Gratton, Kelly

Dean, Post-Secondary Education & Training

Kenjgewin Teg

Seven Generations Institute

Derochie, Crystal

Apatisiwin Youth Education & Training
Indian Friendship Centre
Harris, Gloria

Education Officer

Missanabie Cree First Nation
Sayers, Christine

Post-Secondary Counsellor

Batchewana First Nation

Taylor, Mindy

Education Director

Anishinabek Nation
Falcigno, KimAcademic Director
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Institute
Nolan, Barbara


Sault College



Ex Officio  
Dr. Ron
Colin KirkwoodVice President,
Marilyn KingInterim Associate Vice President,
Carolyn HepburnDean, Indigenous Studies & Academic
David OraziettiDean of Environment, Technology &

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

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