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Madahbee critical of First Nations Education Act

The Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation says the only way education will improve on First Nations is if locals have a say.  Pat Madahbee says putting more money into the system isn’t enough.  Madahbee says Aboriginal communities need to have a say on how that money is spent.  The Grand Council Chief was reacting to last week’s passage of the First Nations Education Act.  Madahbee says the new law has many flaws including a provision where French and English are mandatory but learning Aboriginal languages is not.   Madahbee says the legislation actually gives the Minister of Indian Affairs more authority.  He says if the feds were serious about First Nations education, they would implement education measures developed by Aboriginals.

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