Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

TEFA Set to Expire in 2017


The Tripartite Education Framework Agreement (TEFA) is a five-year agreement that came into effect September 1, 2012. The First Nations Schools Association and First Nations Education Steering Committee were brought into the agreement when INAC announced that they would no longer support Second Level Services to First Nations Schools. Communities and schools were told that if they opted not to sign on to TEFA that they would lose all of their second level services, this threat has since proven false, as those who opted out did not lose any services. THE PUPOSE OF TEFA Quoted from the FNSA website: "A fundamental component of TEFA is [...]

TEFA Set to Expire in 20172016-06-17T06:12:16+00:00

Canada Adopts the UNDRIP


It has been a long time coming, but with a new government, comes new hope for the Indigenous peoples of Canada. Minister Bennette confirmed on May 10, 2016 that Canada was fully committed to the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by permanently removing their Objector Status. The Indigenous peoples of Canada have been waiting for this day for a long time but understand that there is a long road ahead before any tangible benefits result from Canada's adoption of the Declaration. It is hoped that the adoption will help to bring Canada closer to fulfilling [...]

Canada Adopts the UNDRIP2016-06-17T06:14:08+00:00
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