Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Infographic

Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Infographic
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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).

Looking Back

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.

Who is included?

  • 23 Anishinabek First Nations in Ontario
  • about 25,000 Anishinabek
  • about 2,000 students on reserve from JK to grade 12

A map of Ontario shows the location of the 23 Participating First Nations.

The Participating First Nations are:

  • Long Lake #58 First Nation
  • Pic Mobert First Nation
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek
  • Atikameksheng Anishnawbek
  • Michipicoten First Nation
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
  • Sheshegwaning First Nation
  • Whitefish River First Nation
  • Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
  • Dokis First Nation
  • Henvey Inlet First Nation
  • Moose Deer Point
  • Nipissing First Nation
  • Magnetawan First Nation
  • Wahnapitae First Nation
  • Wasauksing First Nation
  • Aamjiwnaang First Nation
  • Beausoleil First Nation
  • Chippewas of Georgina Island
  • Chippewas of Rama First Nation
  • Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
  • Munsee-Delaware Nation

Looking Ahead: Next Steps

Next steps include:

  • Step 1: Federal legislation to put agreement into effect
  • Step 2: Anishinabek education laws put in place for the AES
  • Step 3: Anishinabek Education System takes effect
  • Step 4: Anishinabek build a better future for Anishinabek students

At a Glance: the Anishinabek Education System

This section of the infographic outlines the following key points about the new system:

  • First Nations control education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 on reserve
  • Promotes Anishinaabe culture and language
  • Creates Anishinabek education standards to support transition of students between schools
  • Kinoomaadziwin Education Body and Regional Education Councils support education programs and services for PFNs
  • Funding support continues for post-secondary students

Learn more about the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement.

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