Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Schools Sign Historic Pact to Advance Indigenous Education

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Schools Sign Historic Pact to Advance Indigenous Education

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Manitoba advances indigenous education

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WINNIPEG - Universities, colleges and public schools across Manitoba have signed a historic agreement to advance indigenous education.

They all put pen to paper Friday on the first Indigenous Education Blueprint in the province.

The blueprint comes out of recommendations found in the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a group formed to examine the impact of residential schools.

It aims to see schools across the province engage more with indigenous groups, increase the study of indigenous languages and knowledge in schools, increase access to services and programs for First Nations students and eliminate racism in the classroom.

First Nations advocate Wab Kinew, now working at the University of Winnipeg, says it will have a tangible impact. …

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