Monday, February 13, 2006

Making the Grade

The federal government is beginning to transfer the responsibility of native education on reserves to native band councils. The transfers are based on a recommendation by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) which states, “Aboriginal people should expect to see equity of results from education in Canada. This will not happen if the education system continues unchanged. For significant change to occur, Aboriginal peoples must have the authority to organize education and influence how their children are educated.”

But is it the right move?

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1 comment:

John Murney said...

Well Tanis, perhaps the time has come to let aboriginal people educate themselves. The First Nations experience in white schools (The residential schools come to mind) has not been altogether positive. If it results in the creation of a vibrant, middle class First Nations population, it may be worth the initial cost to taxpayers.

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