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Anishinabek Nations to sign largest self-government agreement in Canadian history



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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.

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4 Responses to “Anishinabek Nations to sign largest self-government agreement in Canadian history”

    Randall August 17, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

    Our band was supposed to be one of the Manitoba bands to sign on but we are losing out because inac and the band cannot agree on who owes the monies that are owing to the teachers pensions. Just another tactic to keep First Nations teachers under paid and the students behind in the dinosaur ages of technology! Everybody knows if Chief and council sign this agreement they lose a big portion of pocket money they always take out of to do other band business. In the end its always the kids who lose!

    Treetalker August 16, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

    It sounds like a little bull-shit, and promises, that never seem to be fulfilled. …I wait before I celebrate….just tired of broken PROMISES. …

    Heather August 16, 2017 at 3:45 am #

    Why sign an agreement with a government that refuses to honour the first one it signed? Makes no sense.

      michelle August 21, 2017 at 8:06 pm #

      Exactly!!!! You cant trust a government that keeps First Nations going around in circles!!!!!