Sask., Alta. Promise To Address Native Education

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 14:58



The governments of Saskatchewan and Alberta have pledged to work together to reduce the education gap between Aboriginal students and non-Aboriginal students.


The issue came up during yesterday’s meeting of the provincial cabinets of both provinces in Lloydminster.


Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis Relations Minister June Draude says the Saskatchewan government wants to offer more hands-on training to students interested in taking up a trade once they graduate.


She says whether its carpentry or welding, more courses need to be offered at the reserve level in order to boost graduation levels.


Draude says Alberta has already had success wringing money out of Ottawa in support of the idea.