Confederation, Fort William First Nation partner to support Indigenous learners

November 16, 2016

Confederation College and Fort William First Nation have signed an MOU to create new opportunities for Indigenous learners in the First Nation and beyond. The agreement specifically formalizes the partners’ efforts to deliver community-based education and training in a blended format to the First Nation with programming and support from Confederation. It will also foster consultation and participation from FWFN members in the development of college policies surrounding Indigenous education, and encourage the establishment of scholarships and bursaries for FWFN students, especially in the area of skilled trades. “The project that is being created here in Fort William First Nation is just the beginning stage of meaningful opportunities for our people,” said Chief Peter Collins. “It is a chance for those who have fallen through the cracks of the traditional education system to set goals, encouraging them to pursue post-secondary education and trades training.” NationTalk