Education and Training


Education and Training


Mission

The Education and Training Secretariat is committed to strengthening First Nation communities by supporting education through Treaty-based, community-developed and driven strategies that provide engaging, successful life-long learning opportunities to our peoples.

Our vision is Treaty funded, Treaty-based, holistic, quality education for First Nations that begins within the family unit, including early childhood, Kindergarten to grade twelve, adult education and training, and post-secondary education. The responsibility for decision-making is with autonomous First Nations, in a properly funded education system, whereby parents, Elders, professionals and leaders at the community, tribal and regional levels come together to plan and implement their children’s successful education.

Role 

The Education and Training Secretariat works to advance the governance agenda directed by the Saskatchewan Indian Education and Training Commission (SIETC) and to support the First Nations Education organizations that implement the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education in the region now called Saskatchewan.

Responsibilities

  • Consultation, coordination, management and reporting for specific provincial and national education initiatives
  • Organization and facilitation of regional forums: Directors of Education Table; Post- Secondary Education Coordinators Forum
  • Provision of technical and administrative support to the SIETC
  • Provision of technical support to the Chiefs Legislative Assemblies
  • Saskatchewan representation to the National Indian Education Committee (NIEC) of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
  • Provision of technical support to the Saskatchewan representative on the AFN Chiefs Committee on Education (CCOE);
  • Provision of technical support within the FSIN on various regional issues and initiatives that impact or are impacted by First Nations education.