about KEB

Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) is the central administrative structure for the Anishinabek Education System and distributes education funding provided by the federal government to the Participating First Nations (PFNs). The KEB takes direction from the PFNs to support the implementation of the Regional Education Councils (RECs) educational priorities, while working with the PFNs to establish system-wide education standards and manage education relationships with the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The Participating First Nations will work together through the KEB to identify and manage their educational priorities and the systems’ governance. Currently, there are 13 Directors selected by the First Nations to the Board of Directors to oversee the work of the KEB. A Finance Committee will oversee the distribution of education funds received from Canada. 

Regional Education Councils (RECs)

The Anishinabek Education System has four regional education councils.

Regional Education Council 1

  • Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek
  • Long Lake #58 First Nation
  • Pic Mobert First Nation
  • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Regional Education Council 2

  • Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
  • Sheshegwaning First Nation
  • Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
  • Whitefish River First Nation
  • Michipicoten First Nation

Regional Education Council 3

  • Dokis First Nation
  • Henvey Inlet First Nation
  • Magnetawan First Nation
  • Moose Deer Point First Nation
  • Nipissing First Nation
  • Wahnapitae First Nation
  • Wasauksing First Nation

Regional Education Council 4

  • Aamjiwnaang First Nation
  • Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
  • Munsee-Delaware First Nation
  • Chippewas of Rama First Nation
  • Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
  • Beausoleil First Nation

About the Logo

The logo symbolizes the values and beliefs of the Anishinabek. It represents Anishinaabe knowledge – the Anishinaabe world-view and thought.

  • The four colours: the four colours found in the centre circle represent our communities and our people, E’Dbendaggzijig: children, youth, adults and Elders.
  • The bear paw: symbolizes the strength and protection that our language and customs provide for us, like a Mother Bear provides for her cubs. It also speaks of healing for Anishinabek.
  • The Eagle: represents our spiritual connection to all of creation and the responsibility of Binaase to provide for the education of the people – the truth.

Our logo in all of its meanings captures the traditional and modern belief that education is both a parental and community responsibility.

Anishinaabe Kinomaadswin Nongo. Anishinaabe Pane!