Referendum to decide whether 9 schools in the Yukon form First Nations school board – APTN News

Referendum to decide whether 9 schools in the Yukon form First Nations school board – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202272 Views

Jan 19, 2022

Advocates say new board will help communities and First Nations exert more control over education.

Erin Pauls’ three-year-old son Salix will be attending Takhini Elementary School in Whitehorse next year.

A Champagne and Aishihik First Nations citizen, Pauls does not want her son to experience the same issues she had while attending high school.

“I did struggle when I started university. I also struggled with my reading and writing and stuff like that,” she says.

That’s why Pauls is voting in favor of Yukon’s new First Nations school board.

Takhini Elementary is one of nine schools in Yukon where parents and community members are voting in referendums on whether or not their school will join the board for the 2022/23 school year.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/referendum-to-decide-whether-9-schools-in-the-yukon-form-first-nations-school-board/

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