Elsipogtog First Nation Education Authority, Canada sign Regional Education Agreement

April 7, 2021
Elsipogtog First Nation Chief Arren Sock and the Government of Canada Minister of Indigenous Services Marc Miller announced the signing of a Regional Education Agreement (REA) with Elsipogtog First Nation Education Authority. The signing is reportedly the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada. The agreement formalizes the partnership and funding arrangement between the education authority and Canada, and additionally commits both parties to exploring ways to improve education outcomes and address funding needs for the students of the First Nation. “It is with great pride and satisfaction that I acknowledge our Education team in achieving REA status. This allows us to develop our education program in a manner which addresses the needs of our students and provides sustainable, predictable funding through our partnership with Canada.” In the coming weeks and months, Elsipogtog First Nation will establish an education structure that will support cultural connections and diversity, respond to the unique needs of First Nations students, and promote success for all. Nation Talk (NB)