Indigenous Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is calling on the United Nations to look at the treatment of Indigenous children's education in Canada.
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Grand Chief calls on UN to investigate Indigenous children’s education in Canada

Indigenous Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) in the Canadian province of Manitoba has sent a formal written invitation to Kishore Singh, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education “to investigate differential treatment of Indigenous children’s education in Canada, following a verbal invitation to the Rapporteur at the World Forum on Human Rights in December 2014 in Marrakech, Morocco, Africa,” according to a press statement released Wednesday (April 22).

“Based on how we have been treated as Indigenous peoples by past and current federal governments, it is without a doubt to me that the Harper regime continues to breach international standards and obligations owed to Indigenous children to provide equitable access to education. It is no secret that many Canadians receive some of the best education in the world,” said the Grand Chief in the statement.

More information:
Media Release: AMC Grand Chief Invites United Nations Rapporteur on Education to Investigate Differential Treatment of Indigenous Children in Canada – here
Global News – Manitoba chiefs ask UN to study aboriginal access to education – here
CTV News – Manitoba chiefs invite UN to investigate First Nations education – here

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