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First Nations education funding should be boosted, leaders urge next federal government – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2015430 Views

Oct 13, 2015

Treaty 7 Education Conference speakers focus on funding gaps of schools

With the federal election just days away, First Nations leaders are calling on whatever party might form the next government to increase education funding on reserves across the country.

Speakers at the annual Treaty 7 Education Conference in Calgary on Tuesday, with about 600 education workers attending, kept circling back to the upcoming vote on Oct. 19 and the disparity in aboriginal education funding.

“The main priorities are on education and economic development and we want to see a party that begins to take a lead role with us in regards to closing the gap on these issues,” said Charles Weasel Head, chief of Alberta’s Blood Tribe and grand chief of Treaty 7.

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