Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada, ON sign MOU to improve education for First Nations students

May 19, 2021
Grand Council Treaty #3, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Ontario have successfully concluded the negotiation of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding that supports First Nations control of education to improve student success in Northwestern Ontario.The partnership will help create a better education system for the over 1,300 First Nations students who live in Treaty #3 territory and the 17 First Nations in Ontario who have signed the agreement. Canada and ON have invested $1.16M and $300K respectively to support Grand Council Treaty #3 as they implement the agreement. “Ensuring that our educators and knowledge keepers have the opportunities they need to develop better education systems is essential to revitalizing our language and culture and creating better outcomes for our students,” said Grand Council Treat #3 Grand Chief Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh. Canada (ON)