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FNUIC 3

May 1, 2010

FNUIC 3

FNUIC 3

Not unaccustomed to the “cunning of the white man,” the FNUC Student Association and their supporters presented a letter October 1, 2009, to an Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC) official to deliver to federal INAC Minister Chuck Strahl. The letter was a response to INAC’s proposal to eliminate the Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP) component of its Post-Secondary Education Program (PSEP), which funds First Nations and Inuit students. This decision would require First Nations and Inuit students to access provincial student loans. Education is considered by First Nations and Inuit Peoples as a Treaty right in exchange for land shared with settler people. The federal government argues the educational benefits it provides are a social program and not a Treaty entitlement.

by Garson Hunter

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