First Nations Education Steering Committee

4 BC First Nations conclude self-govt agreements regarding education 

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Seabird Island – In a celebration at Seabird Island today, four First Nations—Cowichan Tribes, Lil’wat Nation, ʔaq’am, and Seabird Island—were recognized and celebrated for concluding self-government agreements regarding education on their lands. Through their signed education jurisdiction agreements with Canada, the four First Nations now have recognized law-making authority over their Kindergarten-Grade 12 education systems, including authority over teacher certification, …

Marc Miller

Legislation to establish National Council for Reconciliation

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Ottawa – Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, introduced Bill C-29, National Council for Reconciliation Act, in Parliament. In their Calls to Action, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) called upon the Parliament of Canada, in consultation and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, to enact legislation to establish a National Council for Reconciliation. If passed, the Bill tabled today would enable …