Public education on First Nations history essential: Beardy

  TORONTO, ON (JUNE 19, 2014) --- Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is wishing everyone an enjoyable National Aboriginal Day taking place June 21 and encourages all to not only take part in the cultural practices but to learn our shared history. “On days like this, we

KTEI completes first 20 years

By Kelly Crawford M’CHIGEENG FN – Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute is 20 years closer to achieving its goal of providing life-long learning to Anishinabek Nation citizens. “The place of knowledge” based in M’Chigeeng First Nation celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 29, 2014. “Our vision is to

Education signing kicks off school pow-wow

By Sharon Weatherall BEAUSOLEIL FN --The renewal of the Education Services Agreement with the Simcoe County District School Board kicked off the fifth annual Christian Island Elementary School Pow-Wow. Over 400 students participated in the May 21st event, which attracted participants from elementary schools in Wausauksing First

AFN Chiefs in Assembly in support of alternative education resolution

Ottawa, ON (May 27, 2014) — The Assembly of First Nations Chiefs-in-Assembly voted in favour of an alternative education resolution put forward by Chiefs from Ontario and a statement by the Quebec Chiefs this afternoon at the Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa. Both the statement and resolution

Feds can’t be trusted on education: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) May 26, 2014 – First Nations leaders are gathering in Ottawa to discuss how to move forward on creating an education system with a federal government they don’t trust. Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says Indian Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt exacerbated the

Chiefs crafting response to condemned education bill

OTTAWA – The fate of the federal government’s widely-condemned First Nations education legislation will be in the hands of Chiefs gathering in Ottawa May 27. The special assembly comes in the wake of a massive May 14th demonstration by over 1,000 participants on Parliament Hill to express

Rolling the dice on our education

An open letter about why the First Nations Education Act harms First Nations By Chief Shining Turtle, Whitefish River First Nation Aanii, hello, to all my Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relations.  Greetings to you from your neighbours at Whitefish River First Nation. Do you have children?  I do.