Chiefs of Ontario Guided by Grassroots Input on Education

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Chief Beardy from Muskrat Dam First Nation participated in a very engaging discussion.
Chief Beardy from Muskrat Dam First Nation

Chiefs of Ontario Set Education Course

THUNDER BAY – During the Chiefs of Ontario Indigenous Education Summit that took place on May 8 and 9, 2014, delegates developed an alternative proposal for First Nations Education which included a rejection of Bill C-33 and the negotiation of a Political Accord on First Nations Education. A decision was also made to move forward with a Confederacy of Nations meeting on May 14, 2014 in Ottawa.

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy
“I believe this plan is forward movement in maintaining education of our children which needs to be in the hands of our communities,” Regional Chief Stan Beardy said. “This was the direction provided to us by the over 250 participants, Chiefs, and educators who attended our Summit this week. We developed a plan to move forward based on our needs, our priorities and under our control.”

The Education Summit Meeting in Thunder Bay on Wednesday was to an overflow crowd at the Victoria Inn. Just over one hundred people were expected and well over two hundred people showed up to participate.

Video Coverage of the Morning Session: Click Here.

The Assembly of First Nations has been requested to make arrangements for the Confederacy of Nations meeting which will include other members of the Confederacy of Nations across Canada and the AFN Council of Elders, the AFN Council of Women, and the AFN National Youth Council, as set out in the Charter.

Chief Beardy from Muskrat Dam First Nation participated in a very engaging discussion.
Chief Beardy from Muskrat Dam First Nation participated in a very engaging discussion.