Canada and the Anishinabek Nation have negotiated an agreement that recognizes Anishinabek control over education for 23 Participating First Nations (PFNs) and creates the Anishinabek Education System (AES).
This section of the infographic includes a timeline that starts in 1995 and ends in August 2017. The key points of interest on this timeline are the beginning of education negotiations in spring 1995, followed by the signing of an Agreement-in-Principle in fall 2002 and more recently, the beginning of the community approval process and information campaign in fall 2015.
During winter 2016-2017 the first community vote by the Anishinabek was held, with 14 First Nations saying yes to the Anishinabek Education System. In summer 2017, a second vote by the Anishinabek was held with 9 First Nations saying yes to the Anishinabek Education System. Following this community approval process, a signing ceremony was held on August 16, 2017.
From 1995 to November 2015, the timeline indicates that community consultation has been done.
A map of Ontario shows the location of the 23 Participating First Nations.
The Participating First Nations are:
Next steps include:
This section of the infographic outlines the following key points about the new system:
Learn more about the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement.