By Calvi Leon Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous language and land-based learning will be at the forefront of a new education model for elementary pupils at a London-area First Nation this school year. Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and its education board have teamed up to restructure staff, hiring two new co-principals, and programming that is more tailored to the culture and needs of pupils at Antler River elementary school. “We’re really trying to decolonize our system, not taking the traditional principal-vice-principal-director kind of hierarchy approach,” JoAnn Henry, co-chair of the education board, said of the recent changes. “We’re looking at more of a team-based approach,” she said. The decision to hire co-principals Michelle Brown and Jenna Southen comes after the board successfully adopted the same leadership approach when
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