Regional Education Agreements

“The regional education agreement between KTCEA and the Government of Canada is a historic agreement for our nations. We are celebrating this agreement today because it is an obligation to honour our present and future generations. It will help ensure that our students have equal access to educational opportunities. We must continue to work together to fill all gaps in programs, services and performance. Chief Ivan SawanLoon River Premier Nation Chairman, KTCEA Board of Directors As described in the BC Tripartite Agreement (2018), BC, Canada and FNESC are committed to improving the outcomes of First Nation students and recognizing local education agreements (LEAs) as an important mechanism to increase accountability and promote and achieve effective working relationships between First Nations and local education councils that allow them to work together to support students. First Nation. 7 A participating First Nation may, to the extent provided for by the agreement, pass laws that respect the education applicable to its reserve, as defined in Section 2(1) of Indian law. ISC continues to work with regions to tailor formulas to local needs. The new funding and policy approach, which will come into force on April 1, 2019, is an intermediate measure as regional education agreements are being developed and implemented. At present, there is no concrete funding, said John Barton, STC`s Director of Education, in an interview with Sage, as the partners have just begun working together to create an educational partnership. The formulas are updated annually to reflect student population growth and other changes in teaching costs, such as: “Whitefish Lake First Nation Chief Albert Thunder and Woodland Cree First Nation Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom, representing the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority, today signed a new regional education agreement that benefits some 1,200 First Nation students. This is the first agreement of its kind in Alberta. The official signing ceremony took place at the Woodland Cree First Nation site in Treaty 8.

This new agreement meets the education goals and priorities set by the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority, which represents five Cree First Nations in northwestern Alberta.

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