Structural Readiness

Second-level education services provided by Nokiiwin.

The Structural Readiness Program is designed to increase the capacity of Nokiiwin Tribal Council to provide second-level education services. Keep checking this page for details on all the capacity building activities under this initiative.

First Nation Principal's Program

On September 24-25, 2015, the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative hosted the “First Nation Principal’s Program” at the University of Toronto. There were 21 participants from across Canada that were invited to be a part of this pilot training session. Jacky Craig, Principal of Netamisakomik Centre of Education, and Fay Zoccole, Education Navigator of Nokiiwin Tribal Council, were in attendance and included to act in the role of Course Evaluators. Craig and Zoccole are currently taking the online course and will offer recommendations of changes that will enhance the program that aimed for First Nation principals on reserve. Unlike the current training offered at universities, the First Nation Principal Course offered at OISE meets the unique needs of First Nation communities and people.




The guiding principles for the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative include:

  • Eliminating gaps Aboriginal elementary and secondary education in partnerships with  First Nations, Metis Nation and Inuit;
  • Improve graduation rates for Aboriginal students by working in partnership with Aboriginal organizations, public and private organizations, public private organizations, governments, businesses, and non-government organizations;
  • Implement targeted programs based on research for First Nations, Metis Nation and Inuit students; and,
  • Build a foundation of Aboriginal-based knowledge and learning practices that can be used as a resource for teachers and students across Canada.