Education Initiatives

Indigenous Relations supports the collaborative efforts taking place in the province of Alberta aimed at enhancing Indigenous education. Together with Alberta Education, the ministry works with Indigenous leadership, communities and the federal government on policies that will support First Nations, Métis and Inuit student achievement.
  • Memorandum of Understanding for First Nation Education in Alberta

    On February 23, 2010, the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs in Alberta signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) includes a common vision for strengthening learning and educational success for First Nation learners in Alberta.

    “Canada, Alberta and the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs in Alberta hold a common vision for First Nations students where First Nation students are achieving or exceeding the full educational outcomes, levels and successes of all other Alberta students.” 

    The MOU provides a framework for collaboration to support a range of education-related issues including parental and community engagement, Treaty and cultural awareness, and on-going work on tuition and education service agreements.

  • Memorandum of Understanding for First Nation Education in Alberta: Long Term Strategic Action Plan

    MOU Elected Officials met on September 24, 2013 and approved the draft MOU Long Term Strategic Action Plan. While Treaty 6 Chiefs abstained from the vote to approve the plan, all parties agreed to move forward on work to implement the Action Plan. Work is now underway to implement the 10 actions in the MOU Long Term Strategic Action Plan.

    Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta: Long Term Strategic Action Plan – September 24, 2013