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5th Session, 40th Legislature

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Bill 13

THE EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION AMENDMENT ACT (FIRST NATIONS, MÉTIS AND INUIT EDUCATION POLICY FRAMEWORK)


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(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. E10 amended

1           The Education Administration Act is amended by this Act.

2           The following is added after subsection 3(2):

Regard for First Nations, Metis and Inuit education policy framework

3(3)        In approving or establishing courses of study and in approving teacher education programs, the minister is to have regard for the First Nations, Metis and Inuit education policy framework established under section 4.3.

3           The following is added after section 4.2:

First Nations, Metis and Inuit education policy framework

4.3(1)       The minister must establish a First Nations, Metis and Inuit education policy framework for supporting the educational success of First Nations, Metis and Inuit pupils.

Timing and updates

4.3(2)       The framework must be established before the 2016 school year begins and must be updated every third school year after that.

Content

4.3(3)       The framework must

(a) ensure that all pupils will learn about the histories of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples; and

(b) set out

(i) the activities that the minister intends to undertake in the applicable three-year period to further the purpose of the framework,

(ii) criteria for ensuring that the curriculum reflects the perspectives of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, and

(iii) the measures to be implemented to support the professional development of teachers and others who participate in classroom activities.

Consultation

4.3(4)       In preparing the framework or an update to it, the minister must consult with First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons and organizations.

Framework to be available to the public

4.3(5)       The minister must make the framework available to the public by publishing it on a government website and by any other means the minister considers advisable.

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

Under this Bill, The Education Administration Act is amended to require the minister to establish a First Nations, Metis and Inuit education policy framework. The framework will set out activities, criteria and measures to support the educational success of First Nations, Metis and Inuit pupils and ensure that all Manitoba pupils learn about the histories of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.