Sudbury and Manitoulin Island Resident Invited to Education Meeting

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Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. – Photo by Jody Kechego
Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. – Photo by Jody Kechego

THUNDER BAY – All Anishinabek citizens who live in the Sudbury and Manitoulin Island area are encouraged to come out to an information session about the Anishinabek Education System on Tuesday evening.

People from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Nipissing, Henvey Inlet, Moose Deer Point, Wahnapitae, Whitefish River, Aundeck Omni Kaning, Sheshegwaning, Sheguiandah, Dokis, Magnetawan and Wasauksing living in the Sudbury area are all encouraged to learn more about the proposed Anishinabek Nation education agreement and the upcoming community vote happening November 28-December 2, 2016.

WHAT:       Regional Education Information Session

WHO:         Presenters Martin Bayer and Kinoomaadziwin Education Body chair Lloyd Myke.

WHERE:     Holiday Inn, Georgian Room – Regent Street, Sudbury.

WHEN:       Tuesday, June 14, 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served with presentation to follow.

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says it’s important for our people to learn more about the proposed agreement and Anishinabek Education System.

“It is important to be informed and show up to vote – or mail in your ballot when the time comes,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee. “I really hope we don’t lose the opportunity for Anishinaabe education and Anishinabek control of education because of lack of interest. I urge you to get involved. This is for our children.”

Information about the proposed agreement with Canada, fiscal arrangements and the Anishinabek Education System can be found at www.sayyestoaes.ca

The recognition by Canada of the Anishinabek First Nations’ jurisdiction over primary, elementary and secondary education, and the funding to operate the Anishinabek Education System (AES), a stand-alone, parallel, education system, makes up the proposed education self-government agreement with Canada.

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