The auditor general found that the department didnâ€™t bother to track literacy rates of First Nation students in comparison with students in the provincial systems, writes NDP MP Charlie Angus, the party's Indigenous affairs critic.
Some Indigenous groups are gearing up for a fight in 2019 over the pipeline.
Consultations on how to remove gender discrimination following the passage of Bill S-3 have to begin by June 12.
In a Q&A this week, Jane Philpott also said she hopes Indigenous child welfare legislation will be tabled by fall, and that in leading her new department she's focused on customer service and improved staff morale.
The Liberals' commitment to the North is being questioned as the Senate Banking Committee's recommendation to fund of research on a 7,000-km northern transportation system is unheeded.