ABEE / CELA (the Advisory Board on English Education / La Commission de l’éducation en langue anglaise) is an advisory board that has existed in Quebec for a number of years. It’s mandate is to “advise the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research on all matters affecting the educational services offered in English elementary and secondary schools and adult and vocational education centres”.
This past March, they published a report on indigenous education in the province of Quebec, entitled “Indigenous Education: “Walking on Both Sides of the River” / “Éducation autochtone : les deux rives du fleuve“. In it they examine many of the issues surrounding education for indigenous populations within Quebec and offer suggestions as to how to overcome many of the problems that exist there. It is an interesting read and anyone interested in the situation of indigenous education, or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), should take a look. You can find links to the PDFs below: