KO team joins NAN education reps in meeting with INAC education officials

NAN's Education Committee lead by Deputy Chief Terry Waboose and Education Advisor Dobi-Dawn Frenette, hosted a meeting with INAC's Regional Education team on Thursday, Nov 9 in Thunder Bay. INAC representatives attending this meeting included:

  • Katherine Knott; Director, Education; (519) 751-2243
  • Connie Charlie; A/Junior Program Officer; (807) 624-1566
  • Cheryl Kylander; Sr Education Officer; (807) 624-1522

Topics discussed during this day long meeting included:

  • Education Priorities: Nishnawbe Aski Nation
  • Education Priorities: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • 06/07 Funding
  • 07/08 Funding
  • Education Authorities
  • National Working Groups
  • Education Policy Framework/Systems and Jurisdiction
  • Special Education
  • Provincial/Federal Relations
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Post-secondary (including ISSP)
  • Data sharing
  • Nishnawbe Aski Nation Education meeting
  • Moving Forward

Other issues:

  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Centre
  • Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
  • Keewaytinook Internet High School, presentation
  • Information Technology & Broadband Connections (First Nation SchoolNet Program)

Jim Teskey, KO Education Advisor and Brian Beaton, K-Net Coordinator attended this meeting and did presentations about KiHS and the First Nations SchoolNet initiatives.