Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act receives royal assent

January 10, 2018

The federal Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act has received royal assent as of December 2017, thus enabling Anishinabek communities to create and administer their own education systems. “For so long, having our own education system was a dream, but today, we take a step forward on our journey to building a better education and realizing a better future for our Anishinabek youth,” said Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. The act recognizes the Anishinabek Nation’s law-making powers and authority over education offered both on- and off-reserve, from junior kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as its administrative control over funding for PSE. The Anishinabek Education System is expected to be in place and operational by April 1, 2018. Northern Ontario Business