First Nation Education Organization/Committee Planning Tool
As one of many key stakeholders in Indigenous education in Ontario, KTEI regularly assesses the political and external environment in First Nation Education: the past few years, together with projections for the future, both indicate that rapid change and response may be required in the very near future with respect to First Nation education governance and administration.
As one of many service providers in First Nations education, we are committed to providing support especially to our members and other interested communities who may find our work helpful. In a recent June 2014 collaboration initiative, KTEI and the Indigenous Education Coalition (IEC) co-created a survey to help assess both current and potential future needs in developing community education frameworks. As part of this information gathering process, key stakeholder input via this survey is deemed to be critical in helping creating an accurate and complete picture of a community’s current education system. It may be helpful to engage your community, Chief and Council, Band Members and your education professionals (Principals, Directors of Education, etc.) as part of this information gathering process.
In creating this survey together, Kengjewin Teg Educational Institute and the Indigenous Education Coalition’s objective was to ensure that discussions and insights as a result of this information gathering exercise continues to respect the individual choices and decisions made by First Nation communities going forward in their education planning and frameworks. As this new era in First Nation Education program and policy continues to unfold, the influences from the internal and external macro environment in Aboriginal education will need to be monitored and assessed for new developments.