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Nearly two-dozen Anishinabek Nations are set to sign a historic education self-government agreement with Canada Wednesday in Rama, north of Toronto.
The Anishinabek Education Agreement is the second of its kind education self-government agreements in Canada.
In Dec. 2016, the government signed a similar agreement in Manitoba.
Twenty-three Anishinabek First Nations in Ontario will take jurisdiction over their primary, elementary and secondary education, and the money to operate the Anishinabek Education System.
The Union of Ontario Indians represented the Anishinabek First Nations in negotiations with the federal government that have been ongoing since Jan. 2016.
The agreement will be signed by Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief, Patrick (Wedaseh) Madahabee, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett and Ontario Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter at a ceremony at Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
APTN will carry the ceremony and historical signing will be Live.
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