Notwithstanding the Band’s assumption of administrative control of the education services provided on Reserve, SLFN believes that each and every member of the First Nation is guaranteed a right to access education “for as long as the grass grows, the rivers flow and the sun shines”. The First Nation representatives who negotiated Treaty 6 on behalf of SLFN understood that formal education would enable the community to supplement traditional education with western teaching so their members and future generations could “live, prosper, and provide”. SLFN believes the Crown has a general fiduciary duty towards First Nations to protect them in the enjoyment of their aboriginal rights. SLFN believes that contemporary recognition and affirmation of aboriginal rights must be defined in light of the historic relationship.
Local Labour Force Development Program
The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is an integrated approach to Aboriginal labour market programming. ASETS links training to labour market demand and ensures that Canada’s Aboriginal people can fully participate in economic opportunities.
Under this strategy, Aboriginal agreement holders design and deliver employment programs and services best suited to the unique needs of their clients. ASETS focuses on three priorities:
- Supporting demand-driven skills development;
- Fostering partnerships with the private sector and the provinces and territories; and
- Placing emphasis on accountability and results.
ASETS is designed to help Aboriginal people prepare for and find high-demand jobs quickly, as well as keep them in the long term.
All Aboriginal people, regardless of status or location, may access its programs and services, which include:
- skills development;
- training for high-demand jobs;
- job finding;
- programs for youth;
- programs for urban and Aboriginal people with disabilities; and
- access to child care.for the local labour programming.
Post-Secondary Education Policies
Policies have changed where we are mandated to do career planning, case management which clients are dealt with in a manner where they need to follow their steps in career planning. The ownership is given to the client on what they want in a career, the personnel are there seeing through the client’s case plan. It is a timely process, in which clients have accepted the process.
This process is a face-to-face interaction. Clients are expected to sit with the intake worker, working together in career planning.
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2021-2022 Post-Secondary Staff