The leadership of Grand Council Treaty #3 stand with families and students to improve and provide advocacy within the education system.
While Treaty #3 is experiencing a surge of high school graduates, there are still issues of support for students wishing to leave their communities to pursue their education. For those preferring to stay home, a more comprehensive high school curriculum is required.
Grand Council Treaty #3 is working with the communities to find balance between home, education and family, and establish better educational support for all students, regardless of where they plan to study. The goal is to create an ideal learning environment for youth and adult learners, including better family programs and the promotion of culture, language, and physical and mental wellness.
Short term progress is being made supporting Child and Family Programs – funding is currently available to assist in the development of proposals for the Child and Family Programs. By the end of May 2017 these programs will be delivered to communities.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has invested millions through the Ministry to support Aboriginal languages. During a session held in May 2017,it was identified that a high need for resource support is required in our First Nation communities. Land-based learnings and cultural teachings, to strengthen traditional identity, have been identified as high priority.