MB commits funding to support Indigenous students

January 13, 2016

Manitoba has announced funding increases for Indigenous students in the province at all levels of education. To support Indigenous students at the elementary and secondary levels, the province is committing $500 K for transition supports for students leaving First Nation schools and entering provincial schools, $500 K for the Aboriginal Academic Achievement grant, and $375 K to support the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative and a pilot model school for First Nations students that incorporates traditional languages and targeted literacy supports. MB has also launched a new website that provides student achievement data in order to track outcomes. To support Indigenous students at the postsecondary level, the province has committed $1 M to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, $350 K to support Indigenous culture on college and university campuses, and more than $750 K for new programs at uManitoba and BrandonU. MB (PSE) | CBC | Data Website | MB (K–12) | BrandonU | uManitoba