Education Governance & Lawmaking
While law-making processes are met with little speculation in Canada, they are still evolving in First Nation communities.
Common law templates like the Ontario Education Act if adopted as a template for law-making pose a serious problem for First Nation education decision-makers working to code sacred responsibilities in contemporary contexts.
At the FNWSC, our capacity to think differently about the form and structures of a law requires an increased capacity to think Anishinaabe/Haudenosaunee.
So as we try to develop an understanding of education law-making, we turn our minds and hearts to the Elders and listen.