Group sues feds over exclusion from Indigenous post-secondary funding – Timmins Today

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2023290 Views

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples says excluding Indigenous Peoples who do not have status under the Indian Act from post-secondary education funding is discriminatory

A national group representing Indigenous people living off-reserve has filed a lawsuit against Ottawa over the exclusion of Indigenous Peoples who do not have status under the Indian Act from post-secondary education benefits.

A news release issued by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples follows:

July 7, 2023 (OTTAWA)— Today, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) filed a landmark federal lawsuit against the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Attorney General of Canada to stop the discriminatory exclusion of non-status Indians from post-secondary education benefits. These educational benefits are administered by Indigenous Services Canada.

Read More: https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/group-sues-feds-over-exclusion-from-indigenous-post-secondary-funding-7245575

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