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06/23/17

NDP says province not trying hard enough to close funding gap for First Nations students

The provincial NDP is calling on the premier to put more pressure on the federal government to end the funding gap for students in First Nations schools. They are funded at a rate about 40 per cent less than the… +Read More
06/01/17

Indspire Cross-Canada tour showcasing successful Aboriginal students makes stop in Saskatoon

A group of successful Aboriginal post-graduate students are hoping their stories of success will motivate other Indigenous youths. Three Youth Laureates of the Indigenous-led Indspire program are currently on a Cross Canada tour to promote Indigenous education. Indspire is a… +Read More
05/16/17

University of Saskatchewan to honour educator Earl Cook

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will be paying tribute to Earl Cook, a northern indigenous leader and educator, during the 2017 spring convocation. Cook said attending the U of S 40 years ago ignited a passion for education… +Read More
05/09/17

Opinion: Saskatchewan parents and students unified by school choice

A unifying force is sweeping Saskatchewan and bringing together left and right; rural and urban; First Nations communities and Hutterite colonies; and, of course, Catholics and protestants. Saskatchewanians are united in the conviction that parents and students have the right… +Read More
05/01/17

‘Sad for the North’: Mixed emotions as 40 years of NORTEP end with last student graduation

Janet Alcrow tried to focus on her excitement but the feeling of loss was pervasive. As the last ever group of NORTEP students smiled for photos at their graduation ceremony in La Ronge Saturday night, Alcrow said it was hard to… +Read More
10/25/16

Following Their Voices has had impact in northern schools

One of the provincial government’s primary strategies for delving into the area of improving graduation rates for First Nations and Métis students by 2020 has been the Following Their Voices campaign that has included ongoing discussions held throughout the province. Intended to follow up the earlier Student First consultations, cultural sensitivity and honouring Aboriginal knowledge has been one of the cornerstones. Recently, Education Minister Don Morgan, accompanied by Minister responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs Donna Harpauer and... +Read More
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