Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Life Long Learning

Treaty 2 Territory – Life Long Learning for the Anishinaabek means providing education from birth. Resources provided by Canada fail to meet the Anishinaabek Inherent Right to Life Long Learning.

Every Local Nation Member child from Treaty 2 Territory is born with the Inherent Right to their ancestral knowledge, culture, and language. Their rights have not been met in the current Provincial educational system, which focuses primarily on the delivery of mainstream settler education. Research has clearly found that Indigenous student graduation rates dramatically increase when they are immersed in their ancestral identity and language.

K-12 education within the lands of the Local Nations is provided inadequately and inconsistently by Canada for Local Nations’ children and youth. The Local Nations and FNT2T no longer wish to leave the education of its people to other jurisdictions and settler governments.

FNT2T is assisting Local Nations in restoring jurisdiction over education. FNT2T knows that Canada has a duty and responsibility to support the Local Nations and FNT2T in restoring the local and territorial Life Long Learning.

Objectives of Life Long Learning:

  • Ancestral Law Development within Treaty 2 Territory
  • Control over and creation of school houses
  • Implementing Life Long Learning
  • Decolonization through FNT2T Lodge

FNT2T has an overall strategic plan on Life Long Learning.


Our official site:

Portfolio/Office – Chief Wayne Desjarlais, Ebb and Flow First Nation (Chair)


Donna Beyer, LLL Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1006

Cayleen Mathews, LLL Research Helper – 204.768.3492


Ray Mousseau, Operations Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1002 Direct Line: 431.977.0617

Marlene Davis, Communications Keeper – 204.638.3797 Ext 1007 Direct Line: (431) 977.0676

Regional Offices:

Darlene Woodhouse, Regional Office Pinaymootang – 204.638.3797 Ext 1008

Scott Lynxleg, Regional Office Dauphin – 204.638.3797 Ext 1009

Last updated: 2 February 2021

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