‘We’re failing aboriginal students’: U of S chancellor

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The University of Saskatchewan hopes to answer the calls to action laid out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report by hosting a national forum on aboriginal education.

“Building Reconciliation” runs Wednesday and Thursday and brings together 180 university presidents, political leaders and educators from across Canada to discuss post-secondary education for indigenous students. Among the report’s recommendations are calls to establish degrees in aboriginal languages; provide adequate funding for the backlog of aboriginal students seeking higher education; and offer support for educators to incorporate more traditional knowledge and teaching methods in the classroom.

Featured speakers included Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde and Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada commissioner Justice Murray Sinclair, among other prominent leaders and educators. Read more…

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