2009 – 2010

2009 – 2010: Miyo Wahkohtowin begins to administer First Nation Student Success Program for all four nations. It is the first major collaboration among Maskwacîs schools.

2011

September 5, 2011: Nipisihkopahk Education Authority opens the Maskwacîs Outreach School.

2011

October 2011 – March 2012: All four education authorities pass motions to create the Maskwacîs Education Steering Committee (MESC).

2012

September 5, 2012: Maskwacîs Outreach School moves to a renovated space in the Maskwacîs Mall, and becomes the second major MESC collaboration.

2015

May 15, 2015: Maskwacîs Education Summit. All four Chiefs and Councils pass a motion directing MESC to explore the creation of a single Maskwacîs Education Authority.

2016

February 17, 2016: MESC is incorporated. Research and development begins.

2016

June 21, 2016: Letter of Intent is signed with the Province of Alberta.

2017

February 8, 2017: Maskwacîs enters into negotiations with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) on a new funding model called the Maskwacîs Education Agreement; the four Maskwacîs Chiefs and Councils delegate authority and responsibility to MESC to manage schools in Maskwacîs through band council resolutions and delegation agreements.

2017

Spring/Winter 2017: Maskwacîs community members create and review the Maskwacîs Cree Declaration on Education

2017

August 1, 2017: A management team is seconded and an office is opened at Nipisihkopahk Education Authority; MESC begins building the new school authority.

2017

September 2017: Research consultants are hired, MESC continues work on the Maskwacîs Cree Declaration on Education highlighting needs assessment, education consultations, education law, the Elders governance model and school authority review.

2017

November 10, 2017: Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission hosts the first annual Youth Summit at the Nipisihkopahk Secondary School.

2017

November 29, 2017: The four Maskwacîs Chiefs sign the Maskwacîs Cree Declaration on Education.

2018

January 18, 2018: Maskwacîs Education Law Consultations begin

2018

February 27, 2018: MESC completes five Maskwacîs Education Law consultations.

2018

February 28, 2018: Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission hosts the first annual Elders Language & Culture Workshop.

2018

March 29, 2018: Maskwacîs Chiefs sign the Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission Resource and Development Agreement with Canada’s Ministry of Indigenous Services.

2018

April 26, 2018: Maskwacîs Education Law approved and adopted by the four Maskwacîs Chiefs and Councils.

2018

May 18, 2018: Maskwacîs Chiefs and Councils host formal signing ceremony to mark the historic signing of the Maskwacîs Education School’s Commission Resource and Development Agreement with Canada’s Ministry of Indigenous Services.

2018

June 15, 2018: The four Maskwacîs Cree nations host Alberta’s Minister of Education to mark the signing of the Maskwacis Cree – Government of Alberta Framework Agreement.

2018

July 1, 2018: Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission formally takes over educational responsibilities for the 11 schools in Maskwacîs.

2018

September 4, 2018: Maskwacis Education School’s Commission first day of school. 2174 students are enrolled in 11 MESC schools.