Carleton University’s Indigenous Education Council was established in October 2013 with a mandate to promote, guide and oversee the implementation of Carleton’s Aboriginal Co-ordinated Strategy.

The Indigenous Education Council reports directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor and through the President to the university’s Board of Governors and Senate regarding progress related to achievement of the Aboriginal Co-ordinated Strategy.

View the Indigenous Education Council’s Terms of Reference.

Council Meetings

The Indigenous Education Council meets four (4) times a year.

Please continually check this webpage for updated information.


Elder: John Cle-alls Medicine Horse Kelly

Co-Chair (Carleton): Rodney Nelson

Co-Chair (Community): vacant

Executive Committee Members: Rodney Nelson (Co-Chair, Carleton); (Co-Chair, Community); Dr. Jerry Tomberlin (Interim Provost and Vice-President Academic); Smita Bharadia (Director, Equity Services); and a Carleton student.

Complete Membership List


The Indigenous Education Council is preceded by the Task Force on Aboriginal Affairs (2009-2013) and the Aboriginal Vision Committee (2008-2009).


If you have questions about the Indigenous Education Council, please contact Equity Services at 613-520-5622.