First Nations Education in Canada: Systemic Issues and Educational Attainment
First Nations people in Canada have both a Constitutional and treaty right to education, yet government urisdictional obligations have not provided access to effective educational services. In both 2000 and 2004, Canada's Auditor General identified that Canada could not demonstrate that it met its stated objective to assist First Naitons students living on reserve in achieving their educational needs and aspirations. This research focuses on systemic governance issues, factors limiting community decision makeing and parental involvement, and the recent initiatives by First Nations people across Canada to regain control of educationa and ensure educational pedagogy reflects their community needs, beliefs, and worldviews.
Keywords: Indigenous Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Governance
Professor, Department of Educational Administration