The Assembly of First Nations has issued a report that says native Canadians should have total control over native schools and that non-native schools should be “required to teach aboriginal language and culture.” The federal government and native leaders first agreed to work together to improve native education in 1972 with the Indian Control of Indian Education agreement. But according to the AFN, not much has improved. They say high school graduation rates for native children have only reached 48 per cent. The report blames low graduation rates on non-native curricula.
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