Wahnapitae First Nation Education Laws and Policies

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WFN Elementary and Secondary Policy and Administration Guidelines

Definitions:

"Member"
means a registered status Indian, as defined in the Indian Act, whose name appears on the Wahnapitae First Nation Band List

"Community Member"
means a spouse, or a child of a band member residing within Wahnapitae First Nation Reserve No. 11.

"Student"
means a person who resides on the Wahnapitae First Nation reserve and who is enrolled in Elementary or Secondary School in the Rainbow District School Board, Catholic District School Board or the French Catholic School Board and registered on the current Wahnapitae First Nation school bus list.
"Tuition"
means the fee that Wahnapitae First Nation pays to the provincial school boards annually for each student to attend.

"Accommodations" means any charges for room and board or rent to attend private or independent school.

1.0 General Purpose

This education Law is an exercise of the Wahnapitae First Nation inherent jurisdiction to govern our own affairs and is intended to advance the best interests ot.Wahnapitae First Nation, to foster student well being and promote education progress and success and promote good educational decision-making. Wahnapitae First Nation intends on supporting educational programs and educational services that will benefit our people now and for future generations.

WFN Post Secondary Education Assistance Program, Policy And Administrative Guidelines

A. PURPOSE

To state the policy of the Band and the related administrative guidelines with respect to the provision of the educational assistance to registered Band post-secondary students.

B. PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS

1. General Information
2. Educational Assistance Available from Other Agencies
3. Counselling Services
4. General Functions of the· Education Department
5. Student Appeals

C. FULL TIME FUNDING

6. Student Eligibility for Assistance
7. Post-Secondary Priority List
8. Individual Assistance Limits and Conditions
9. Categories and Levels of Assistance
10. Supplementary Funding Requests for Special Events
11. Procedures for Application and Provision of Educational Assistance

D. PART TIME FUNDING

12. Student Eligibility for Assistance
13. Procedures for Application and Provision of Educational Assistance

Draft Wahnapitae First Nation Education Law

JURISDICTION

1. Wahnapitae First Nation has inherent jurisdiction over education. This law is an exercise of our jurisdiction.

2. The Wahnapitae First Nation may collect personal and other information, directly or indirectly, for purposes related to the following matters, and may use it for those purposes:

(a) administering this Law and the regulations, and implementing the policies and guidelines
made under this Law;

(b) planning or delivering education programs or services that the First Nation provides or
funds, in whole or in part;

(c) risk management, error management or activities to improve or maintain the quality of
the programs or services that the First Nation provides or funds, in whole or in part;

(d) research and statistical activities that relate to education and are conducted by or on
behalf of the First Nation.

3. Wahnapitae First Nation shall not collect or use more personal information than is reasonably necessary to meet the purpose of the collection or use described in this Law.

4. Wahnapitae First Nation shall protect the confidentiality of personal information and will not report publicly report any personal information.

WFN Laws & Policies - Anishnabek Education System

Anishnabek Education System Update And Next Steps For Our Community

Back in December of 2016, the community voted and “Said YES to the AES” (Anishinabek Education System)

The process has been moving along quickly, On August 14, 2017 there was a signing ceremony was held in Rama First Nation where our Chiefs and a youth from each of our 29 First Nation’s signed the Anishinabek Education Agreement with Canada, and the Master Education Agreement with the Province.

On December 14, 2017, Bill C-61 the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act, passed through Canada’s Legislative process and is now law and shows promising support which will move us to the next steps in supporting the future of our children.

The passing of this law will be life changing for many of our children and our future generations.

The passage of Bill C-61 gives effect to the largest education self-government agreement in Canada. The Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement is a step out from under the Indian Act for the 23 Anishinabek First Nations toward greater self-determination and improved education outcomes for Anishinabek Students.

The Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement will lay the foundation for transforming change in the 23 Participating First Nations throughout Ontario, recognizing Anishinabek control over education on and off reserve from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as administrative control over funding for post-secondary education.