Education &Training Secretariat
The primary role of the Education and Training Secretariat is to provide technical assistance and support to the Saskatchewan Indian Education and Training Commission (SIETC) and the FSIN Executive Member with the Education Portfolio. Under the overall direction of the SIETC, and the Executive member, the Secretariat is also responsible for duties related to the on-going regional development of the First Nations Education System.
Responsibilities of the Education & Training Secretariat:
• Consultation, coordination and management of specific education initiatives including Science festivals and Science, Math and Technology mobiles, Action Plan on Education in the Context of Treaty (APECT) and Summer Student Work Experience Program
• Organization and facilitation of regional forums such as the Directors of Education Table and the Post- Secondary Education Coordinators Forum
• Provision of technical and administrative support to the Saskatchewan Indian Education and Training Commission.
• Provision of technical support to the Chiefs Legislative Assemblies
• Saskatchewan representation to the National Indian Education Committee of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
• Provision of technical support to the Saskatchewan representative on the AFN Chiefs Committee on Education
• Provision of technical support within the FSIN on various regional issues and initiatives that impact on educational development.
The Secretariat provides advice and assistance in the following areas:
• Specific advice, assistance and support services to individuals and First Nations in response to questions and issues they have in regard to education programming and funding
• Advice and assistance to non-First Nations governments, agencies and individuals in regard to First Nation education.
The Secretariat is also responsible for the provision of development services such as technical support, advice and assistance in areas of on-going education jurisdiction work that result from FSIN, Federal and Provincial agreement. Currently, these development services include the work required to support FSIN’s development in the Treaty Governance process. This work includes the technical support, advice and assistance with respect to the on-going work that results from general FSIN initiatives that relate to education, youth, sports, culture and recreation; and specific research under the direction of the SIETC and the Executive member.