Nishnawbe Aski Nation chiefs rejected the federal government’s Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, during a May 6-7 gathering in Thunder Bay.
“Our First Nations have our own vision,” said Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic. “We believe that the future of education in Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory is based on the vision we have on jurisdiction of education in our communities.”
Kakegamic said NAN has been holding discussions with the federal government over education for the past 10 years.
My people have a long history of dealing with new dangerous and deadly diseases that we had no protection against. During the First World War I lost my...