Canada's universities release statement on Aboriginal graduation rates

November 14, 2007

The Aboriginal roundtable, which took place in Winnipeg last week and included 20 Canadian university presidents and representatives from First Nations and Metis educational institutions and governments, has released a statement of the roundtable's conclusions.  Canada's universities commit to accelerating efforts to increase graduation rates of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students.  The universities will listen and respond to the needs of these students and their communities, and build relationships of mutual respect.  Increasing the number of graduates from these communities is seen as beneficial to the communities and to the country as a whole.