Canada, ON, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians sign historic education agreement

March 8, 2017

The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians have signed a Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on Education with the Federal Government and the Government of Ontario. This agreement will tackle three initiatives in particular: supporting the development of a community-based language strategy, building relationships between provincial educators and educators in First Nation operated schools through shared professional development and training opportunities, and supporting student transitions between First Nation schools and provincially-funded schools. “Our children are our most important resource for our future, we must give them every opportunity to learn academics as well as our languages and culture,” stated Grand Chief Gord Peters on behalf of the AIAI. “This is a good step in that direction.” The First Nations participating in the memorandum are Batchewana First Nation, Caldwell First Nation, Delaware Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Wahta Mohawks. NationTalk