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Aboriginal Education: Fulfilling the Promise by Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache

By Lynne Davis, Marlene Brant Castellano, Louise Lahache

Aboriginal humans in Canada and in other places have unquenchable desire within the promise of schooling. This number of papers grew out of chosen learn stories and around desk papers commissioned by means of the Royal fee on Aboriginal Peoples.

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The interplay of consultation and institution building as themes in the Policy Discussion about Aboriginal Education discourse on education continues to be important. One salutary development during this period is greater emphasis on the institutionalization of Aboriginal-government relations for the purpose of dealing with issues of education. Heavy emphasis on extensive consultations is evident throughout the documents of this period. It is important to note, however, that many of the consultative processes used in the preparation of the documents were conducted by provincial government officials.

When the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Aboriginal Affairs prepared Review of the Post-Secondary Student Assistance Policy Discussion about Aboriginal Education Program of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, it was besieged by Aboriginal communities who insisted that the process of consultation used by the federal government in developing its policy was so inadequate that a moratorium on the policy changes that resulted from it was essential (Canada, Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, 1989).

AFN 1992) Voices of Winter This proposal was developed in a more detailed form by Verna Kirkness (Kirkness 1989) and then won support from the Native Council of Canada (Dunn 1989). Although we have been pleased to note recent political support for the idea of a national Aboriginal education institute (Canada 1996), such an institute would respond only partially to the challenge of language revitalization, which involves issues that extend far beyond the domain of the school. Non-Status and Urban Indians The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP; formerly the Native Council of Canada), the largest organization of so-called non-status and urban Indians in Canada, claims to speak for some 750,000 people.

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