FIRST NATIONS IN ONTARIO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON EDUCATION

November 26, 2012 8:05 pm
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November 26, 2012

Toronto, ON — First Nation leadership in Ontario will be holding a press conference during the All Chiefs Assembly taking place at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle.  The press conference will take place in The Pier 2 room, 12 noon on Thursday November 29, 2012 for the purpose of providing media and the general public with the rationale behind the rejection of the proposed education legislation as announced by the federal government.

Attend the press conference and find out why:

  • Federal imposition of a First Nations Education act is not in the best interest of our children or future generations.
  • Despite recent numbers touted by Indian Affairs First Nations continue to assert that the number one concern related to the education of our children is that of underfunding. 
  • The national First Nations Education Act being proposed by the federal government will not provide the funding guarantees required to educate our children. 
  • First Nations do not agree that Canada has the right to legislate on matters related to First Nations education.
  • The Residential School Legacy cannot be ignored in this process.
  • It is the right and responsibility of First Nations to develop their own system of education. 

The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision making, action and advocacy for the 133 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario.

 

For more information, please contact:

Andre Morriseau, Media Relations

Phone: 416-580-9320

Email: andre@coo.org

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