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Funding & Resources
Overview of Funding Needs
FNEC Meeting Discussion Item - January 12, 2015
Issues
1. Clarity and articulation is needed to improve funding and resource situation for YFN education:FNEC consists of 13 YFN governments and the CYFNFNEC will advance FN education on common education matters that is of benefit to all YFN students and all YFN governmentsCYFN education is the administrative, technical and secretariat arm to FNECCELCs, ESWs, EOCs are the frontline YFN education staff that provide direct and in-direct cultural, education, social, spiritual and emotional support to YFN schools, students and governmentsLocal YFN education initiatives are priority and FNEC/CYFN education initiatives support and strengthen local education projects and programs – they do not compete or duplicate , yet the two levels are interdependent and intertwinedJEAP and MOU initiatives are different as they are education matters common to all 3 parties – Yukon, Canada and First Nations2. It is very important for all FNEC members to collectively and individually assert the message of unity as it pertains to meeting common educational needs, goals and interests for YFN students
FNEC Meeting Discussion Item - January 12, 2015
Central does not compete with Local – the funding and resources are for centralized initiatives and are at the same level as the Department of Education or Federal Level – Yukon wide legislation, standards, measures, policy and protocol, strategies and reviews, etc.
TheFNEC and CYFNeducation forums focus on education matters that arecommonto allFNEC members and beneficial to all YFN studentsTheMOU and JEAPfocus oncommon interests and issuesin education withYukon, Canada and First NationsLocal First Nations focus on education matters that arespecific to their First Nation and beneficial to their students or regions(DakhKha, NT Tribal Council,GwichinTC, ST Tribal Council, Kaska TC, etc.)
FNEC and CYFN Education initiatives :do not abrogate local First Nation education initiatives, interests or mattersdo not duplicate local First Nation educationrather provides systems, frameworks and strategies that support and strengthen local First Nation education initiatives and projectsAdvances, supports and works on areas that may not be mutual priorities with Yukon and/or Canada, but are priorities for YFNs
MOU and JEAP Education initiatives :do not abrogate local First Nation education initiatives, interests or mattersdo not duplicate local First Nation educationCommon priorities and interestsExamples of common priorities:YFN K-12 Language ProgramsCultural Awareness TrainingYFN Teachers/Administrators in Yukon SchoolsData Strategy, Framework & ReportingPolicy and Protocol for YFN EducationEarly Childhood
Local YFN Education initiatives :Specific Agreements – Intergovernmental Accords, TH Education Agreement, MOUs on EducationLocal Curriculum Projects – TH, VGFN, LSCFNLocal Education Programs – CAFN Bi-CulturalLocal Cultural Camps, Elder in School, CELC-ESW-EOC,
FNEC Meeting Discussion Item - January 12, 2015
Central Funding Needs Overview
FNEC Meeting Discussion Item - January 12, 2015
Funding Sources & Proposals Needed
FNEC Meeting Discussion Item - January 12, 2015
Decision/Motion Needed
The FNEC agrees that it is important for Yukon Education to fully understand that First Nations have funding and resource needs for centralized and local education initiatives. Further, it is imperative and productive for all partners to understand that centralized, systemic education infrastructure and supports are necessary components in an education system. Both centralized and local education initiatives are necessary and needed to advance and improve the outcomes for Yukon First Nation students enrolled in Yukon public schools.The FNEC supports the development and submission of funding proposals for the following:Yukon Department of Education – Public Schools BranchYukon Department of Education – Advanced EducationFederal Government – AANDCTraining Policy Committee
FNEC Meeting Discussion Item - January 12, 2015

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