SK distributes funds for Aboriginal programming

October 23, 2013

School divisions across Saskatchewan will soon receive funds from the provincial government for Aboriginal programs. The First Nation and Métis Achievement Fund has committed $3.8 million each year for 3 years in order to strengthen programming with an Aboriginal focus, anything from “the creation of aboriginal advocate positions to targeted reading or career development programs.” Each school division is guaranteed a base $10,000, which increases based on the number of self-identifying Aboriginal students in the division. In divisions with very low Aboriginal enrolment, the money will likely go towards enhancing curriculum to include First Nations culture and treaty histories. Regina Leader-Post