This is a link to a discussion paper on Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights produced by the Assembly of First Nations. It is 20 pages in total and makes interesting reading. The document is not dated but it contains a reference to an article published in 2009 in the suggested reading section. Related links are also included at the end of the document.
A brief, but interesting article written by Nancy MacDonald for MacLean’s Magazine, about the challenges being faced by Bellegarde in balancing the many interests at stake in his role as leader of the Assembly of First Nations. What stood out for me was the mention of how social media has shifted the balance of power. With social media’s capacity to raise collective voices, the article highlights the fact that the voices of First Nations groups are often fragmented, and the notion of a unified indigenous voice is one that is hard to come by.
Thursday June 18, 2015
Assembly of First Nations: http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en
From this site, I am able to gather intended goals for First Nations Education. Concerns around values, jurisdiction, funding, language and culture, accountability and transparency are outlined. As well, a brief outline of the situation for education in Canada is very helpful for guiding an inquiry into the issues affecting FN education. Particularly of interest to me are the following reports: