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Indigenous Services minister backs new high school dreams for First Nations students in Thunder Bay – CBC

First Nations students want new school building and a residence to end billeting

Nov 29, 2018

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott says she supports efforts by a group of northern Ontario First Nations youth for a new high school and an end to the billeting system that adds to the struggles of students who face “constant fear” in Thunder Bay.

Youth in remote and fly-in First Nations in northern Ontario must attend high school in urban centres and Thunder Bay is one of the cities with a destination high school.

Philpott met Monday on Parliament Hill with 10 First Nations students who are currently attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/thunder-bay-first-nations-students-new-school-1.4924744

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