Giving them self identity’: James Smith Cree Nation partners with school divisions – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2023135 Views

After a difficult year, the community of James Smith Cree Nation is building some new bonds by partnering with two nearby school divisions.

A tuition agreement between the East Central First Nations partnership program (ECFNPP), the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division (SRSD), and the North East School Division (NESD) was signed on Thursday.

“Bringing that interest in regards to teaching our children our ways, our First Nations ways, and developing our inherent rights of treaty and also education,” Chief Wally Burns said.

The agreement aims to enhance the quality of education for students attending school, either on or off the First Nation. The school divisions will be responsible for forming a First Nation and Metis advisory council for James Smith Cree Nation Students.

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