Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre. (Government of Canada)
More than half of Canada’s indigenous youth do not graduate high school. Though many agree the education system has failed its aboriginal population, how to fix it has been a source of contention. The government says its First Nations Education Reform Act will be “transformational” and can pull aboriginal schools up to provincial standards. The upcoming act has been rejected by indigenous communities who say it doesn’t reflect their culture or address the problem of inadequate school funding. What is the way forward? Join us at 19:30 GMT.
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