Education Working Committee
To promote an environment in which Mi'kmaq/Nova Scotia/Canada can come together in cooperation to discuss issues, develop practical solutions, and recommend appropriate actions with respect to Mi'kmaq educators in Nova Scotia.
To focus on practical, achievable common objectives with respect to early childhood, elementary/secondary, post-secondary, adult education programs, and related issues that impact Mi'kmaw students in Nova Scotia.
To act as an advisory committee and as a consultation mechanism for Mi’kmaw education policy in Nova Scotia in support of the Mi’kmaw community, Canada and Nova Scotia.
The Education Working Committee includes representatives from:
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
Union of Nova Scotia Indians
Nova Scotia Native Women's Association
Mi'kmaq Language Center of Excellence
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Nova Scotia Department of Education:
- Public Schools Branch, Mi’kmaq Services Division
- Skills and Learning Branch
2015-2016 Work Plan Goals:
The strategic goals outlined in the 2015 — 2016 Strategic Plan are:
To promote the restoration and preservation of the Mi’kmaw language through revitalization activities.
To advocate and promote the integration of Mi’kmaw culture in Early Childhood Education and to develop a comprehensive plan for Capacity Building of Early Childhood Educators.
To advocate and promote academic success for Mi’kmaw students in science and math.
To advocate and promote student transition from education and training to employment.
To promote and increase awareness of Treaty Education in Nova Scotia, including treaty relationships, contemporary treaty issues, Mi’kmaq history and world views.
To advocate and promote Mi’kmaw heritage culture and scholarship through Tepi’ketuek Mi’kmaw Archives.
2011-2012 Work Plan Goals:
- To promote the restoration and preservation of the Mi’kmaw language through revitalization activities.
- To advocate and promote the integration of Mi’kmaq culture in Early Childhood Education, delivery of community-based training and exceptionalities training in Early Childhood Programs.
- To advocate and promote science and math in Mi’kmaw schools.
- To advocate and promote Mi’kmaw student transition from trades education and training to employment.