First Nations in Ontario are closer to controlling their own education.

The federal government has introduced legislation that will turn the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement into law.

Grand Council Chief Pat Madahbee is pleased with the development because he says education can solve many challenges.

Once passed, the law will give First Nations the authority to hold classroom education on reserves from JK to Grade 12.

Madahbee says the next step is to ensure the legislation passes quickly so the First Nation education system can be operational by next April 1st.