The Treaty Education Alliance set to advance joint work with Canada toward better education outcomes for First Nation students

OTTAWA, ON, May perhaps 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – The Treaty Training Alliance is functioning with the Authorities of Canada as a Treaty associate to build an impressive To start with Nations – controlled education and learning process to aid strengthen the instruction results of on-reserve Initially Country college students in the four Alliance First Nations in Saskatchewan.

Now, the get-togethers met to mark a key phase towards this objective, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Reconciliation. The co-developed MOU sets out a process for moving forward alongside one another and outlines essential subject areas for conversations concerning the events. This features a aim on the improvement of a new on-reserve education and learning model centered on recognition of an inherent appropriate to self- determination and an asserted Treaty suitable to schooling.

The intention is to advance the Treaty Schooling Alliance’s vision of a Very first Nations-managed top quality education system for their students on reserve – a system that is sustainable and comprehensive, helps to near lifelong understanding gaps, and meets local community wants and priorities, like promoting Indigenous language and culture. The joint work under the MOU will build on the innovative education initiatives presently underway in the 4 1st Country communities to boost college student studying.

“Cote First Nation is excited for a new relationship for the future of our Nation Builders and recognizing our treaty correct to training.”

Chief George Cote, Cote First Nation

“The co-progress and execution of this MOU amongst Treaty Training Alliance and Canada signifies a substantial move ahead in noticing reconciliation inside of Indigenous education and learning for the member Nations of TEA. We thank the Honourable Minister Marc Miller for championing this issue on behalf of Canada, and empowering our Nations to be certain that our kid’s instructional requirements are tackled in a holistic way.”

Chief Ira McArthur, Pheasant Rump Nakota First Country

“I am inspired to know that we are on a path toward implementing and exercising of our treaty right to education and learning in a meaningful way, in the way that it was meant to be, reflective of our exclusive culture, and to the profit of our young children and our future.”

Chief Annette Lonechild, White Bear First Nations

“This co-developed Memorandum of Understanding is a significant first step in renewing our nation-to- country romance and advancing reconciliation with the Treaty Training Alliance Initially Nations. This will set the stage for discussions targeted on concretely supporting the To start with Nations’ inherent suitable to self-perseverance in education and their vision of a better tomorrow for their students. I look forward to continuing this critical work together.”

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

Background Information

  • The Treaty Schooling Alliance (TEA) is comprised of four Treaty No. 4 Initially Nations. This consists of Cote First Country, Kawacatoose First Nation, Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation and White Bear Initial Nations.
  • The Initially Nations have a total inhabitants of 10,623 users with 3,276 residing on reserves.
  • Partnering with a faculty in each and every local community, the TEA delivers a assortment of guidance products and services and resources. This includes, for case in point, land-based learning, arts integration, cultural curriculum adaption and electronic mastering coaching and aid.
  • The TEA’s four negotiating Chiefs and negotiating group are supported by an 8 – member Elders’ Advisory Council.
  • TEA and its member Initial Nations’ technique consists of strong and ongoing neighborhood engagement all over the negotiation approach.
  • The MOU is the final result of ongoing Recognition of Indigenous Legal rights and Self-resolve discussions between the parties that began in early 2020. The MOU builds on past discussions concerning the get-togethers.


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