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Ontario's Anishnabek Nation won’t wait...

Author: 
Windspeaker Staff
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
3
Year: 
2012

Ontario's Anishnabek Nation won’t wait for the federal government to improve education for its students. They are working on their own plan, which would include setting an education ministry with its own curriculum. The Anishinabek Nation represents 39 nations throughout the province. The plan would include setting up their own education ministry, with its own curriculum. “We have been preparing for this step for years and we cannot wait any longer,” Madahbee said. “Each year we delay, more Anishinaabe youth drop out or get left behind.” The new education system is designed to close the gap in educational success rates between the First Nations and non-Native populations.

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