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FPHL Department team holding paddles and posing for a group photo in the FPHL Gathering Space



Indigenous Education Council

The Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) at Trent University is comprised of Indigenous community members as well as faculty/staff/students from Trent University and other stakeholders. The AEC ensures that the university engages the Indigenous community in a meaningful way, in order to respond to the need of the 10 Cal community.

Trent's AEC was formed in 1993 and has played a large part in creating and introducing new programing such as the Indigenous Studies PhD program, Indigenous Studies/Canadian Studies M.A., Indigenous Environmental Studies program and provides input and direction for FPHL and the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies.

The AEC is comprised of the following community organizations:

Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation, Alderville First Nation, Scugog First Nation, Tyendinaga First Nation, Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle, Georgina Island First Nation, Rama First Nation, Peterborough and District Wapiti Metis Council.

The current co-chairs are:

Faculty Co-Chair:David Newhouse

Community Co-Chair: Karrie MacMurray

For more information or to contact the council or chairs, please email the AEC Secretary, Brenda Maracle-O'Toole. (brotoole@trentu.ca)

>> Download the AEC's Terms of Reference