Jay Treaty and Indigenous Student Mobility Across the Canada-U.S. Border: A Focus on the Cascadia Region

Michael O'Shea, University of Toronto


This Border Brief describes the latest developments in the use of the Jay Treaty for international tuition waivers at U.S. and Canadian higher education institutions. It is based on research conducted through surveys, interviews, and the author’s previous publications to illustrate opportunities for universities and policy makers to support Indigenous student mobility across the Canada-U.S. border by recognizing the sovereignty and self-determination of Indigenous Nations.