First Nation Students Still Not Funded the Same as Provincial Counterparts

by mmnationtalk on March 27, 20131405 Views


First Nation Students Still Not Funded the Same as Provincial Counterparts

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2013

(Saskatoon, SK) The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) released a report today that supports repeated calls for comparable education funding for First Nations students.

 The report is the third in a series of reports the FSIN has commissioned to study the gaps that prevent First Nation students from reaching their full educational and economic potential.

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The report will show that First Nation education receives 40 to 50% less funding for instruction than provincial schools. “It is time for the federal government to stop ignoring the fact that our First Nation students are, and have been chronically underfunded for a very long time, and that the government has an obligation to ensure that our students are funded at an equitable rate so that they have the tools to reach their full potentials,” says FSIN Vice Chief Simon Bird. ”It is vitally important that we work collaboratively with all education stakeholders to invest in First Nation education today to ensure a stronger more sustainable future for everyone.”
The FSIN represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the spirit and intent of Treaty, as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of the Treaty promises that were made more than a century ago.


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Mervin Brass, Executive Director of Communications   
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