A Memorandum (1992), between the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs provides for their local administration of the Post Secondary Student Support Program.
The Post Secondary Board is mandated to direct the operation of the Grand River Post Secondary Education Office (GRPSEO) and reports to both the Six Nations of the Grand River and Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council at least once per year. As part of this reporting, the annual audit for the GRPSEO is completed through GRPSEO, and then taken to Six Nations of the Grand River for approval. The GRPSEO further provides an annual report to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (formally known as Indian and Northern Affairs) as per the 1992 MOU mentioned above.
In 1996, the Post Secondary Board established a revised statement of purpose for the GRPSEO. Board Policy states that the purpose of the Grand River Post Secondary Office is:
The role of the Board is to link with its moral ownership – Ogweho:weh ne: Ohswegeho:noh - with Grand River Territory lineage, in determining and demanding appropriate organizational performance and to ensure public accountability of the Board. The Board's role is unique in this trust obligation.
This policy statement applied within the post secondary realities of limited resources and increasing demands, guides operational policy and activities over the year. Activities conducted through the GRPSEO were designed to fulfill the statement of purpose as well as long term strategies that will help to address future challenges. The Annual Report highlights support services and activities of the GRPSEO along with accomplishments and outcomes consistent with the GRPSEO's statement of purpose.
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