The purpose of a protocol is to provide instructions and guidance when carrying out activities.  This protocol is ‘evergreen’ and will be updated on a regular basis as situations and circumstances evolve.  This protocol will guide the activities of the First Nations Lifelong Learning Table by the First Nations in Ontario and the provincially funded education system.  Adherence to this protocol will increase the mutual understanding of all parties involved and will serve as an effective means to clearly outline the parameters of the work being undertaken to improve the success and well-being of First Nation learners and collaboratively achieve shared goals.