First Nations Education Policy in Canada: Progress or Gridlock? by authors Jerry Paquette and Gerald Fallon challenge the fundamental assumptions about Aboriginal education and propose their own paradigm in order to present a revision of policy. Their aim is to review the First Nations education systems current in Canada and propose alternate models of analysis. The authors have developed a conceptual framework with which to re-envision the social, political, and educational goals of a self-governing First Nations education system. Individual chapters address post-secondary education, and special education as it delivered in twelve ground-breaking schools. Their goal is to devise a model to address their perceived needs of First Nation's self-governance as it relates to education all the while providing quality education to students.