Tuesday, October 13, 2009

School cash lags for Alberta's First Nations

By Sarah McGinnis, Calgary Herald

CALGARY - Efforts to combat dropout rates for aboriginal students has Alberta's education minister launching talks with Ottawa to boost education funding for First Nations youth.

The federal government is responsible for aboriginal students.

Alberta's First Nations communities either run their own schools or pay tuition to nearby public school boards to educate aboriginal students based on federal funding.

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