Educational attainment is correlated with higher earnings and employment rates in Indigenous communities, as well as better health, according to studies.
President of the Métis National Council Clément Chartier announced $362-million for education for Métis post-secondary students with Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O'Regan on June 10, 2019, in Ottawa. The Hill Times Photograph by Andrew Meade
Ottawa’s efforts to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students is getting a boost after the Liberal government committed to spending $362-million for Métis post-secondary education on June 10.
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Fostering use of Inuit languages was a key aim in creating Nunavut, but 20 years later, NTI president Aluki Kotierk says there's been a 'failure' when it comes to providing essential services to the public in Inuktut.
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