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Reflecting Upon The (Research) Conversations

This research note represents a critical reflection upon my experiences learning from the voices of Aboriginal youth in northern Ontario, Canada. Over the span of two calendar years various Aboriginal students from three different publicly funded elementary schools were invited to attend two Research Conversations at the conclusion of their grade 7 and 8 years. The impetus for the conversations was the 2007 landmark provincial policy related to Aboriginal education, Ontario First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (the Framework). Among the intentions was to investigate the extent to which the policy Framework was, or was not, being implemented in publicly funded schools and classrooms in northern Ontario. Index Terms- Aboriginal Education Policy, Aboriginal Students.