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Universities have 'leadership role to play' in equitable education: Atleo

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National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo

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National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Shawn Atleo

Universities have to step up to promote and support an equitable education for Aboriginal children, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo said today.

Universities can play "a leading role in lifting the consciousness of Canadians. Universities have a leadership role to play," Atleo said in an interview with the Free Press.

In pushing for Aboriginal control of First Nations schools and for vastly improved federal funding for education, Atleo said, "I’d like to see more direct relations between universities and First Nations. There’s deeper partnerships that can and must be developed."

Atleo also spoke to the annual meeting of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, a session held behind closed doors.

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