OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The members of the National Panel on First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education will deliver their final report to the Panel's co-sponsors, Mr. Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
This private meeting will be followed by an 11:00 AM news conference at the National Press Theatre, where the Panel members will be available for comment.
The three-member Panel was mandated to advise the co-sponsors on the development of options, including legislation, to improve elementary and secondary education outcomes for First Nation children living on reserves.
Delivery of the Panel's report is the final step of its cross-country engagement process, which began on June 21, 2011. Engagement sessions were held in eight regions and included roundtable meetings, visits to First Nation schools and communities, and key meetings with experts. The process concluded with a national roundtable meeting on November 22, 2011, in Ottawa.
An electronic copy of the Panel's report will be available on the Panel's website (www.firstnationeducation.ca) before end of day on February 8.
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