The purpose of this page was to provide resources and information regarding the proposed First Nation Education Act.


Myths and Facts

Roundtable Report 2013

Draft Letter to Member of Parliament (docx) (pdf)

Analysis of proposed Act.

Letter from President – October 17, 2013.

Lobby kit.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Bill C-33, FNCFNEA Introduced in the House of Commons

First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act: The Case for Legislative Reform

Concerns We’ve Heard Regarding the Draft Legislative Proposal

Working Together for First Nation Students: A Proposal for a Bill on First Nation Education

Developing a First Nation Education Act – A Blueprint for Legislation

Developing a First Nation Education Act – Discussion Guide

Report of the National Panel on First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education for Students on Reserve

Chiefs of Ontario

Resolution 43 Rejection of First Nation Education Act

COO Refuses to Abide by New Act and Calls for Feds to Abandon the Process (Release Nov 27)

Charting Our Own Path Forward

Charting Our Own Path Forward – Next Steps

Our Children, Our Future, Our Vision: First Nations Jurisdiction over First Nations Education in Ontario Report

Petition to Stop the Act

Assembly of First Nations

NC Atleo Resigns as head of the AFN (Media Release May 2)

New page for FN Control of FN Education news and updates

Resolution to Reject the First Nations Education Act (PDF)

Call To Action on Education

Its Our Time: A Call to Action on Education, A Year in Review 2010-2011 (PDF)

Reports and Other

Online Petition to Stop Bill-C33 (Anishinabek)

Understanding Bill C33: A Guide (FN in BC – Judith Sayers Apr 25)

Behind the Numbers: Harper’s New Funding of the FNEA (OKT Law – Judith Rae Feb 14)

Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Submission on FNEA (84th Session of UN in Geneva Feb 11)

UOI Grand Council Chief on First Nations Education video (Anishinabek News Jan 9)

Questions on Order Paper in Parliament from MP Carolyn Bennett (Parliament Oct 25)

Education Rally December 4 in Sudbury against FN Education Act (Anishinabek Flyer)

Peaceful rally December 4 in Toronto to show opposition to proposed bill (AIAI Flyer Pdf)

Proposed FN Education Bill Inconsistent with BC FN Education System (FNESC Release)

FNMI Education – Overcoming Gaps in Provincially Funded Schools (People for Education)

Why Education Funding is a Critical Issue for First Nations (Karihwakeron Tim Thompson)

Is the First Nation Education Act Going to Change Status Quo? (Karihwakeron Tim Thompson)


AFN Chief Atleo calls it quits (Globe and Mail May 2)

UOI GC States We Need a Real Voice In How Our Kids Are Taught (Anishinabek News Apr 14)

AFN NC Says FNEA Must Act as a Bridge (CBC April 12)

AFN NC Atleo Under Fire for Support of Tories New Ed Measures (West Coast Native News Apr 11)

Cracks forming in Tories’s First Nation Education Plan (Globe and Mail Mar 21)

Atleo receives pushback on education agreement – (Windspeaker Mar 3)

FN Education should not have to wait until 2016 – (Manitoulin Expositor Feb 12)

Ottawa – AFN strike historic deal on education bill – (APTN Feb 7)

Kahnawake united in fight against FN Education Act (Kahnawake News Jan 22)

Ottawa hinges funds on Chiefs Support for Education Act (Globe and Mail Dec 10)

Thunder Bay Rally opposes plan for First Nations Education Act (CBC Dec 4)

Sudbury Rally focuses on proposed First Nation Education Act (CBC Dec 4)

Aboriginal student graduation rate on the rise (CTV News BC – Nov 26)

Fate of education reform plan undecided: Ab Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt ( – Nov 28)

COO Will Implement their own education system, inclusive of cultural beliefs and values (TB Newswatch – Nov 27)

Ontario Chiefs taking action against First Nation Education Act (Anishinabek News – Nov 27)

Youth cool to proposed education act (Star Phoenix – Nov 20)

Education Act may end up in the courts (Windspeaker – Nov 21)

Aboriginal Affairs says First Nations must help develop education legislation (CBC – Nov 15)

Geoff Johnson: First Nation education plan falls short (Times Columnist – Nov 5)

First Nations education needs fresh ideas, leader say (CBC – Nov 4)

Toward an education act that makes the grade (Winnipeg Free Press – Oct 31)

Draft Bill Silent on Funding and allows for 3rd party management (iPolitics – Oct 22)