NDP Convention: 5-01-13 Resolution on Aboriginal Education

The NDP convention considered the following motion:

5-01-13 Resolution on Aboriginal Education

Submitted by the Longueuil—Pierre Boucher

WHEREAS despite the unanimous adoption of the NDP motion “Shannen’s Dream” by all political parties in the House of Commons, the situation of schools on reserves is still alarming; and

WHEREAS Aboriginals also have the highest school dropout rates in Canada;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the New Democratic Party will continue to work towards the realization of “Shannen’s Dream” with First Nations leaders to guarantee First Nations children access to the same standard of education as other Canadian children.

Among those speaking in support of this motion were NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) and Nycole Turmel (Hull-Aylmer).

Motion passed.

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