The Master Education Framework Agreement, recently signed by Education Minister Liz Sandals and Anishinabek Nation chiefs, is a formal agreement for the province and Anishinabek First Nations to collaborate on supporting Indigenous education in on-reserve and provincial schools. The goal of the agreement is to help strengthen education on Anishinabek history and culture in schools, bolster strategies for student success and well-being, and support transitions between reserve and provincial schools. The agreement recognizes that the province and First Nations have a joint responsibility to ensure Aboriginal students have the best education possible. “So this is significant in terms of the collaboration that’s planned. With this agreement, we’ll have reciprocal agreements, we’ll take the best of the Anishinabek culture, history, languages, incorporate them with the best practices of provincial schools and create an overall enhanced education system,” said Patrick Madahbee, grand council chief of Anishinabek Nation.
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