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NDP Government attending First Nations Leadership Summit with goals of expanding Indigenous education

NDP Government attending First Nations Leadership Summit with goals of expanding Indigenous education

School starts next Tuesday, and as the province heads in to another school year, the new government is taking a deeper look in to Indigenous education.

Next week ministers and cabinet members will take part in the First Nations Leadership Summit.

Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, says that the NDP’s are looking to reinvest in education.

The curriculum in the province ensures that children learn about Indigenous peoples role in Canadian history, politics and the effort being put in to reconciliation. Fleming says his government is looking to expand more on these subjects.

Fleming says discussions have happened between the government and First Nations Education Steering Committee and other aboriginal education organizations. They’re looking in to expanding the number of Indigenous teachers, especially in smaller remote communities.

Last month the NDP government announced students enrolling in Basic Adult Education or English Language Learning courses will no longer have to pay tuition fees, and have said they plan on announcing interest-free student loans as well.

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