Draft Education Funding Policy Framework Community Engagement
03/13/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Who/What is the FNWSC?
A collective of 8 Anishinabek & Haudenosaunee First Nations in Ontario running elementary and/or secondary schools and participating in an inter-nation education transformation table to return jurisdiction over education to their respective communities since 2016.
First Nations Involved with FNWSC
1) Mississaugas of the Credit
2) Bkejwanong Territory (Walpole Island)
3) Chippewas of the Thames
5) Oneida Nation of the Thames
6) Sagamok Anishnawbek
7) Six Nations of the Grand River (observer status)
8) Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve
The community engagement sessions are part of the on-going fact gathering being undertaken by FNWSC communities to develop their respective education systems. (i.e. Identifying community assets through Asset Mapping)
What is FNWSC’s Mandate?
The FNWSC mandate is to work together where there lie common education goals. There are 3 areas of focus:
Pillar 1 Governance
Controlling jurisdiction over education for our citizens
Pillar 2 Education Funding Formula & Framework
Achieving funding (wealth) parity plus for our community education systems comparable to provincial school systems
Pillar 3 Research, Data & Accountability Frameworks
Promoting family-centered and strength-based, holistic lifelong learning centered in each respective nation’s cultures, languages and knowledge systems.
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Common Goals of FNWSC
Closing education gaps and exceeding on Indigenous achievement & well-being benchmarks between FN students and their peers in the provincial system and models for excellence in First Nations education.
Becoming a model for excellence in First Nations Education and for education generally.