Aboriginal Education Council (AEC)


In liaison with the Fleming College Board of Governors, the Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) will create a strong Aboriginal voice determinate of Aboriginal cultural values and traditions, with responsibilities to further expand and improve Aboriginal Education and broaden the Aboriginal experience for all.


In carrying out its mandate in the spirit of mutual respect and benefit, shared with the Board of Governors, the AEC will pursue the following goals:

  1. Enrich the academic and cultural life of Aboriginal learners
  2. Advise on the College's strategies to sustain an overall Aboriginal presence throughout Fleming College
  3. Identify issues which may affect the quality of education for Aboriginal students at Fleming, and examine potential ways of addressing solutions
  4. Guide the development of a college environment which will break down barriers and provide full access, participation and success for Aboriginal students in Fleming programs
  5. Actively liaise with Aboriginal communities and organizations so as to work together to meet their needs
  6. Advise on the College's strategies for recruitment, development and retention of Aboriginal faculty, staff and students
  7. Advise on the College's strategies for ongoing relevant professional development for current faculty and staff
  8. Review and endorse the design, development, content and ongoing implementation of all Aboriginal education, training and service programs
  9. Guide the development and maintenance of a mechanism for the legitimacy of Aboriginal curriculum
  10. Initiate academic programs to ensure relevant and accurate representation of Aboriginal peoples' experience
  11. Provide a forum for broad discussion on Aboriginal perspectives related to post secondary education

2014-2015 AEC Membership

There are 24 seats on the Fleming College Aboriginal Education Council comprised of Aboriginal community representatives, Aboriginal learners, Aboriginal Student Services staff, and College administration, faculty and staff. All members of the Aboriginal Education Council have a voice and decisions are made through consensus.

Community Representatives

  • Shirley Williams
    AEC Elder
  • Mark Dockstator
    Aboriginal Research Institute
    Fleming Board of Governors
  • Jo-Anne Green
    Kagita Mikam Employment and Training
  • Brad Hodgson
    Peterborough & District Metis Council
  • Kelly LaRocca
    Chief, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
  • Karrie MacMurray
    Hiawatha First Nation
  • Nancy Marsden
    Alderville First Nation
  • Elizabeth Stone
    AEC Vice-Chair
    Niijkiwendidaa Anishinaabe Kwewag
    Services Circle
  • Deanna Jacobs
    Curve Lake First Nation
  • Rachel Charles
    Aboriginal Student - Sutherland Campus
    Child and Youth Worker
    Aboriginal Student - Frost Campus
    Aboriginal Student - Sutherland Campus

Fleming Staff

  • Dr. Tony Tilly
    President Fleming College
  • Judith Limkilde
    Associate Vice-President of Student Services
  • Mark Gray
    Manager, Student Services
  • Maxine Mann
    Acting Dean, School of General Arts & Sciences
    Acting Dean, School of Trades & Technology
  • Linda Skilton
    Dean School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences
  • Robin Broomfield
    Operations Officer
    Student Services
  • Kylie Fox
    Anishinaabeg-ekinoomaagozinjin enaadimowaad
    Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator, Sutherland Campus
  • Ashkineeg-kwa Whetung
    Anishinaabeg-ekinoomaagozinjin enaadimowaad
    Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator, Frost Campus
  • Laraine Hale, (H) BSW, MSW, RSW
    Anishinaabeg-ekinoomaagozinjin emiikwaajin
    Aboriginal Counsellor
  • Tasha Beeds
    Faculty/Indigenous Studies Specialist
  • Cristine Rego
    Aboriginal Faculty Member, Social Service Worker Program

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