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Sask. aboriginal leaders to look at future of First Nations education – Regina Leader-Post

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012390 Views

DECEMBER 16, 2012

The First Nation leaders believe First Nation education in the province needs to be re-examined and it will be done in the new year.

FSIN Vice-chief Simon Bird has announced that FSIN is to host a forum titled the Future of First Nations Education scheduled for the third week in February at the First Nations University of Canada. It is to be the first in a series of three education forums planned in the next two years. The upcoming forum is to examine the potential of, and set strategic directions for, post-secondary education and the labour market in Saskatchewan.

He said the idea for the event came directly from the chiefs.

“Our chiefs have specifically mandated our secretariat and my office to produce a forum and an opportunity for their members and all our First Nation members to engage in a practical forum,” said Bird.

Despite the fact that Saskatchewan is experiencing an economic boom, First Nations are not a part of it, said Bird.

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