First Nations Rally for Indigenous Education Funding And Support

October 13, 2010

Author: Gale Courey Toensing

Source: Indian Country Today

First Nations chiefs, elders, students and thousands of their supporters called on the Canadian government to increase funding and support for indigenous students’ education.


First Nations leaders from across the country made education their top priority during the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting in Winnipeg during the summer. As a follow up, the AFN and the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in Quebec – the largest Algonquin nation in Canada – declared the week of Sept. 19 as the National Week of Action on Education.