Renee St. Germain
Director of Languages and Learning, Assembly of First Nations
Renee St. Germain is a member of Rama First Nation in Ontario, Canada and is the Director of Languages and Learning at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). The AFN Languages and Learning Sector advocates on behalf of First Nations in K-12 Education, Post-Secondary Education, Education Infrastructure, Labour Market Training and Languages Revitalization and ultimately for First Nations control of First Nations education. Renee is an educator by trade and holds both a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education through the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the AFN, Renee worked with the urban Indigenous community in early childhood education through the Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Committees programming. Through this work, Renee noticed a need to create space for Indigenous students who were transitioning from culturally rich environments into the public school system. This led Renee to work on professional development for elementary teachers and on how to incorporate space for Indigenous learners into their classroom.