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Federal Funding for First Nations School Dried Up

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For the first time in 20 years funding for a First Nations school has been denied.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes is finding it hard to understand why federal funding would suddenly dry up for the Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute.

Hughes says one of the biggest challenges they face is trying to secure the resources needed to create better opportunities for Indigenous students.

KTEI offers college and university training opportunities for 50-75 students a year. The school offers programming that makes a difference for First Nation students and their communities.

Hughes says the province is still on board with the program but the problem is finding a replacement for the lost federal funding. The MP says since the school year is about the start it’s critical they get the process moving soon.

 

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