First Nations leader says $2 billion needed to support equal education

November 8, 2007

"Canada is denying 10,000 aboriginal young people a post-secondary education because of federal underfunding," says Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine.  Fontaine says $2 billion in new funding is needed to stop short-changing Canada's aboriginal youth.  There are 30,000 aboriginal young people in Canada's PSE system, but an additional 10,000 are barred by financial limitations.