Canada’s Indigenous schools are receiving thirty percent less funding than non-Indigenous schools, as reported by the CBC in 2016;
Students are not provided the proper conditions in order to thrive. These would include school supplies, but most importantly proper schooling infrastructure;
Many Indigenous students take their classes in portables, rather than in a school. In the winter, these portables lack heating. Due to the absence of heating systems, students are forced to wear jackets inside their classrooms, and most of their classrooms are filled with asbestos and mold;
Graduation rates are at a mere forty percent, as reported by the National Post in 2014 article; and
These conditions are not conducive to learning and stunt the growth and creativity of these students.
We, the undersigned, students of Ontario, call upon the Government of Canada to allocate more money to and provide proper education for Canada’s Indigenous schools.
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