Aboriginal Peoples – October 18, 2011

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples – October 18, 2011

Appearances: George Ross, Terry Waboose

Senators continue their study of possible strategies for reforming First Nations primary and secondary education.

George Ross (the school administration advisor for the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre) and Terry Waboose (the deputy grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation) appear before the committee, discussing the low graduation rates of First Nations students and the need to engage with the students’ parents. The witnesses are questioned by committee members Gerry St. Germain (the chair of the committee), Lillian Dyck (the deputy chair of the committee), Larry Campbell (Liberal), Don Meredith (Conservative), Dennis Patterson (Conservative), and Nancy Greene Raine (Conservative).