National Post political columnist John Ivison said in his October 18 column that, as many supporters have argued, a new First Nations Education Act is urgently needed to replace the currently outdated Indian Act laws that govern First Nations education. After switching from Chief Thomas to Minister Harpauer to Minister Duncan, the education package was taken over by an elder, after which all parties exchanged gifts from local mouths. Master of Ceremonies George Lafond told the assembled crowd that giving was a traditional practice in drafting contracts to strengthen relationships and reunite friends. Regional education agreements will vary from region to region and include improved outcome frameworks that take into account the needs and priorities of First Nations. This agreement is consistent with the education objectives and priorities set by the Sunchild First Nation. The agreement supports culturally attractive and quality education that improves educational outcomes for students while respecting the principle of First Nation control of First Nation training. As outlined in the BC Tripartite Agreement (2018), BC, Canada and FNESC are committed to improving the outcomes of First Nation students and recognize that Local Education Agreements (OAS) are an important mechanism to increase accountability and promote and achieve effective working relationships between First Nations and local educational councils. , which allow them to work together to help First Nation students. FNESC has developed an LEA toolkit, consisting of presentation agreements, letters and other tools to help First Nations negotiate and implement effective LEAs. FNESC has also offered a wide range of LEA workshops to help First Nations develop and implement local educational agreements. The Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Educational Authority, which represents five First Nations, began running three Band schools in 2017 and took over the operation of three provincial schools transferred in 2018.
One of the principles of the educational authority to achieve successful educational outcomes is to focus on the promotion and preservation of nehiyiwewin (cree language) and rural education. First Nations across the country now have the opportunity to design their own education funding agreements based on their own priorities and real needs. In a letter to Chiefs and Councils on August 14, 2018, Aboriginal Services Minister Jane Philpott outlined a new approach to funding K-12 First Nations training, developed in collaboration with First Nation educators, education directors, experts and technicians. The letter supports the work of federal officials and the AFN Headteachers Committee (NCOC) to develop regional technical tables for the design of new regional education agreements (AEPs).