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Saskatchewan, Nov 2 (Canadian-Media): The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) are alarmed at the declining graduation rates for First Nations students compared with non-First Nations students, media reports said.
“First Nations students continue to face barriers and obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential in school,” said FSIN Vice-Chief David Pratt. “Government has to step up to the plate and ensure the proper support systems are in place to increase First Nations graduation rates. Our children are our most precious resource and they deserve better.”
“Government has committed to improving graduation rates for Indigenous students, but the plan isn’t working,” said Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. “It is unacceptable that the education gap remains so large. It’s time to do more.”