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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