(Winnipeg) Aboriginal high-school students want the education necessary to enable them to participate fully in Canadian society and in their own self-governance, but they do not want to abandon what it is to be Aboriginal in order to do so. That is one of the main findings of a new study that investigates the educational circumstances of Aboriginal students in Winnipeg inner city high schools.
Adult Learning Centres, which began to emerge in an unplanned way seven years ago, have become a powerful and effective new approach to education in Manitoba, particularly as regards Aboriginal people. A new study based on nearly 100 interviews with Aboriginal adult learners and ALC staff found that in many cases remarkable personal transformations are occurring.
The agreement between the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) and Manitoba Hydro over the development of a 200-megawatt dam and transmission line in Northern Manitoba is of uncertain financial value and based on the risk assumed by the Nation, has weak environmental protections, and does not provide for managerial training according to a new study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.