11-year-old First Nations activist says on-reserve schools get second-best – CBC

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Kendra Levi-Paul hoped premier would show support for fair access to health and education services

Feb 13, 2018

An 11-year-old girl from Listuguj First Nation called Tuesday for giving First Nations children the same access to health and education services as other students in the province.

“We’re being underfunded and it’s a big problem,” Kendra Levi-Paul, a Grade 6 student, said at the legislature in Fredericton.

She spoke as part of Have a Heart Day, a national initiative that seeks to secure equal access to health and education services. Other speakers included Tobique Chief Ross Perley.

Singing, dancing, drumming and presenting a collection of Valentine’s Day cards from indigenous youth, which are being delivered to the Premier Brian Gallant, were also part of the day’s presentation.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/first-nation-youth-equal-access-1.4533995

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