The MOU is an agreement among the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs in Alberta, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada to work toward strengthening learning and educational success for First Nations learners in Alberta.
The MOU and the MOU Long-Term Strategic Action Plan provide a framework for collaboration to support a range of education-related issues including parental and community engagement, treaty and cultural awareness, and ongoing work on Education Services Agreements.
On February 18, 2016, the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC) and the Government of Alberta signed a framework agreement for the establishment of a First Nations education authority to support students from the five KTC First Nations. The agreement is the first of its kind in Alberta, and enhances supports and strengthens capacity to provide education to KTC students that will lead to improved educational outcomes and high school completion.
Once established, the KTC Education Authority will allow students to continue to receive education in a culturally-relevant environment within their community, while benefitting from improved resources and supports similar to those of other students in Alberta. It is a vital first step in improving access to learning opportunities for First Nations students in Alberta.