Task force releases report on improvement of postsecondary opportunities for Northerners

April 6, 2022
A new report by the federal Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education has issued 37 calls to action for improving postsecondary opportunities for Northerners. The task force held engagement sessions and surveys with over 800 Northerners and found that many are wary of the education system due to colonial legacies. They recommended that leadership of education be returned to Northerners, Indigenous culture and education be better incorporated in the postsecondary system, and Inuit organizations be included in the postsecondary education policy development process. “The key thing here is Inuit self-determination when it comes to education,” said task force member Erika Marteleira. “What the task force is really calling for [is] collaboration to start getting things done.” News Wire | Nunatsiaq News (NV)