The Aboriginal peoples of this Earth had their own systems of formal education prior to Colonization - systems which were highly successful. Self Governance in education requires the development and implementation of sustainable educational systems under the full control and jurisdiction of aboriginal people based on the recognition of inherent hereditary and treaty rights, and under international law. To make Self Governance in Education a reality, several processes need to be put into place, including sustainable funding, the preparation of aboriginal educational leaders, and the development of educational systems that meet the needs of each community. .
This site is the culmination of a project funded by BC Campus that allowed two education experts, Sylvia Currie and June Kaminski, representing Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and Kwantlen Polytechnic University to create an online resource that builds on research, consultation, and community-based activities. This site provides best practices and support for online learning initiatives that are intended for aboriginal students, elders, educators, curriculum developers, and educational leaders.