Tories Fashion Native Education System to Improve Life on Reserves – The Globe and Mail

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Tories fashion native education system to improve life on reserves

JOHN IBBITSON
OTTAWA— From Monday’s Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Jan. 08, 2012

A First Nations Education Act could arrive before Parliament this year, aimed at breaking the cycle of failure on reserve schools and representing one of the most important and unexpected priorities for the Harper government.

So far, this new initiative has been masked by accusations and controversy over who’s to blame for the crisis conditions at Attawapiskat, or discussion on whether natives on reserves should be given property rights.

But native education is where the Conservatives hope to make their mark, and they just might succeed.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/john-ibbitson/tories-fashion-native-education-system-to-improve-life-on-reserves/article2295443/

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