Despite years of promises, education results for First Nations students have not improved relative to those of other Canadians (Auditor General’s report on Indigenous Services Canada, 2018).
Though we know the problem involves more than money, we also know that First Nations schools on-reserve are systematically underfunded, with gaps of 30-50 percent between provincial and First Nations school systems. That’s not okay.
Change is possible. We’ve seen Indigenous kids and schools excel when given a fair chance.
Ask your MP to establish clear steps to address the funding gap and to implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 7-10 so that Indigenous parents can send their kids to schools that integrate their languages, cultures, values, and communities into the educational system.