24 April 2014 Register to receive our free newsletter by email each week
Advanced Search
View Printable VersionEmail Article To a Friend
CANADA
CANADA: First Nations, universities sign unique pact
A historic agreement has been struck between the leaders of First Nations and universities in Atlantic Canada to enhance educational opportunities for aboriginal people, reports CBC News.

The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs and the 12-member Association of Atlantic Universities signed a memorandum of understanding to improve access to education in a deal thought to be the first of its kind in Canada. The idea is to encourage aboriginal people to choose a post-secondary education, thereby boosting economic chances and creating more community leaders.

Aboriginal leaders said helping young people attend and graduate from university is very important. John Paul, the executive director of the Atlantic Policy Congress, said it would also help the region fill a skills gap in the job market. Paul said when he was growing up, a university education was an unattainable dream. He hopes it will become the norm.
Full report on the CBC News site
Disclaimer
All reader responses posted on this site are those of the reader ONLY and NOT those of University World News or Higher Education Web Publishing, their associated trademarks, websites and services. University World News or Higher Education Web Publishing does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with any comments, opinions or statements or other content provided by readers.