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Time to negotiate: Hammering out a “First Nations Education Act”

Published on 12/11/2013

The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs took the highly unusual step of releasing a draft First Nations Education Act on line before tabling the Act in the House of Commons.  This op ed, first published in the Globe and Mail on November 7, 2013, spells out the deficiencies in the draft Act.  But it also points out that the Act was published as a draft so that there could be negotiations.  It suggests ways in which the Act could be revised to satisfy First Nations demands and benefit on-reserve education.  The op ed urges First Nations and the government to sit down and negotiate.

ISBN – 1-55382-591-8

Summary

The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs took the highly unusual step of releasing a draft First Nations Education Act on line before tabling the Act in the House of Commons. 

Topic(s)

Civic engagement, Indigenous peoples