The Inherent & Treaty Rights Based Education

Why is a new system needed?

  1. The provincial system was not designed for First Nations, and does not meet our needs
  2. Provincial funding formula does not capture the unique needs of on reserve schools
    • Addressing long-standing gaps over time unique to the context of First Nations and the impacts of colonial systems
    • First Nations have a special relationship based on Treaties and our Inherent Rights
  3. The new system is based on the priorities outlined in the strategic plan and the input of the Nations (to date)
  4. The new system is built to be stable and sustainable
    • Address long-standing gaps and urgent needs
    • Does not depend on government departments to assume or predict funding for the Nations