By Leslee White-Eye, FNWSC Structural Readiness Coordinator
Chronic underfunding prevents First Nations from exercising control over local systems
Days before the federal election, the FNWSC published this Call to Action by Western University professor Brent Debassige.
COVID-19 & First Nation Schools’ Physical Education Curriculum as a Long-Term Strategy for Disease Prevention
LESLEE WHITE-EYE is the Structural Readiness Coordinator for the First Nations With Schools Collective (FNWSC), an inter-nation table of First Nations seeking control over education.
First Nations must still prioritize their own action plans & UNDRIP as Bill C-15 pushes action 3 years into future
Gabriel Haythornthwaite, FNWSC Intergovernmental Relations and Human Rights Policy Project Lead, Special to the FNWSC
What matters most in any community sovereignty discussion is with what intention and capacity will we as a people have control over and responsibility for a territoryand how our local governance efforts strengthen our nation relations as a distinct community amongst other communities of the great Anishinaabek or Haudenosaunee or Cree nations in Ontario for example.
FNWSC communities can strengthen their law-making processes and understanding by sharing each other’s unique assertion histories and current approaches in policy and law development, implementation and evaluation.
In a visioning exercise supported by the FNWSC in the early Winter of 2017, participating nations identified through community engagements what their vision of a transformed education system is. Culture, identity, language and our histories were key priority areas of a transformed education system identified by all participating nations.