Anishinabek Education System

Anishinabek Education System – Update

On October 2, 2017 Council passed the Draft Aamjiwnaang Education Law.  Please read the cover letter from Vicki Ware, Education Coordinator to see how Band Members can provide your input.

On December 2, 2016 Aamjiwnaang successfully ratified the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement.

As a next step in that process, on May 9, 2017, Aamjiwnaang Council signed a Band Council Resolution (BCR) to approve and sign the Master Education Agreement between:


(the “Anishinabek First Nations”)



(the “KEB”)



as represented by the Minister of Education


The objectives of the agreement are to:

  1. realize the shared vision for student success and well-being that addresses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being;
  2. enhance the collaboration among the Anishinabek First Nations, the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body, Ontario and School Boards;
  3. enhance opportunities for the engagement and participation of students, families, and communities to support student success and well-being;
  4. increase knowledge and understanding of Bimaadziwin, Kendaaswin and Anishinaabe languages in Anishinabek First Nations’ schools and schools in the Provincially-Funded Education System;
  5. facilitate the transition of students between Anishinabek First Nations’ schools and schools in the Provincially-Funded Education System; and
  6. establish a process to collaborate on and monitor the ongoing alignment of standards between Anishinabek First Nations’ schools and the Provincially-Funded Education System.

A copy of the draft Master Education Agreement is available for your view.  Copies are also available at the Band Office or Community Centre.

For more information contact Vicki Ware, Education Coordinator at 519-336-8410 ext. 247.

See the Unofficial Results of Ratification Vote held at Aamjiwnaang in December, 2016.

You can watch the AES presentation if you haven’t had the chance to attend an information meeting.

Learn more about this proposed new system and the community vote set for November 2016.

Why Ratify

About AES

Educational Landscape




Background Materials:

Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement & Education Constitution

First Nation Newsletter from the Union of Ontario Indians

The following videos will begin to inform Aamjiwnaang members about the upcoming ratification vote (November 2016) that is necessary to become a part of the Anishinabek Education System. Please take the time to become informed, your participation is needed. Miigwech.

Vision of the AES (Anishinabek Education System)

Anishinabek Education System

The following video was taken at the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Assembly, Aundeck Omni Kaning, Day 1, June 7, 2016. Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedahseh Madahbee addresses the Assembly on the Anishinabek Education System (AES), the Kinomaadziwin Education Body, and the upcoming AES ratification vote. For any questions or concerns about the process, the timeline, or the education model itself, call 1-877-497-3799, or visit

Link for video

NOTE: Please remind all your off-reserve friends and family to provide their up-to-date mailing address to Carolyn Nahmabin at 519-336-8410 or to to ensure that they receive their information package and mail-in ballot in a timely manner.





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