There will be a Phase 2 Regional Communications Ratification Meeting at the Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie on June 14th 2016. This meeting is in regards to the upcoming vote for the Anishinabek Education System (AES) and is open to the public
There must always be Anishinaabe. We, the Anishinabek, must prepare our citizens for the quality of life based on the highest standards of Anishinaabe intellectual, holistic knowledge that supports the preservation and on-going development of the Anishinaabe.
The Anishinabek Education System will make positive advances in:
- Anishinabek student success;
- Increasing graduation rates;
- The development of culturally relevant curriculum and educational programs;
- Effective and efficient financial management and administration of education funding;
- Reliable and relevant First Nation education research, records, reporting and accountability; and
- Viable education partnerships that support the Anishinabek First Nation’s educational goals.
In 1995, the Anishinabek Nation Chiefs-in-Assembly mandated the Restoration of Jurisdiction Department at the Union of Ontario Indians to lead the self-government negotiations with Canada to restore jurisdiction over education.
The Anishinabek Nation Chiefs envisioned negotiation of a self-government education agreement to provide Anishinabek students with culturally appropriated education, and to improve education opportunities to succeed.
In 1997, an Education Working Group was established to support the education negotiations. The working group was made up of education administers, teachers, and leaders to pursue an Education Final Agreement with Canada.
In 1998, negotiations were started with Canada for jurisdiction over education. In 2002, an Agreement-in-Principle was signed at Mnjikaning First Nation.
Negotiations are now over and the ratification process has started and will continue until the ratification vote takes place.
For more information, visit the AES website: http://sayyestoaes.ca/