KEB celebrates official launch of Anishinabek Education System

October 17, 2018

The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body has formally launched the Anishinabek Education System and opened the doors of its new head office. “We are extremely excited to continue the journey that has been built upon many years of hard work and collective Anishinaabe vision,” said KEB Director of Education Kelly Crawford. “Together, our work will be unprecedented and will move the Nation forward.” KEB’s head office, located on Nipissing First Nation, held a day-long celebration with tours of the facility, speeches from dignitaries, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a feast and traditional closing at Nbisiing Secondary School. “This is a monumental step toward greater self-determination for the 23 Anishinabek First Nations and a brighter future,” said Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett. “Anishinabek students will have all the tools to succeed and thrive as they are able to stay proudly connected to their Anishinaabe culture and language.” Nation Talk