First-Nations Led Schools Improve Education Outcomes, project finds

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New research finds Community-controlled, First Nations schools support self-determination and improve education outcomes, and overall well-being for Indigenous young people. 

Many First Nations-led schools were established in the ’70s and ’80s, following a long history of insufficient, government-mandated education, forced attendance and exclusion. 

In line with the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, experts and advocates are calling for the establishment of a First Nations-controlled education system, overseen by an independent governing body.

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