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Social media responds to new First Nations Education Act

Many skeptical after joint federal government and AFN announcement, funds seen as 'trinkets'

By Crystal Greene, CBC News

The proposed First Nations Education Act has been a hot topic for Aboriginal Peoples from coast-to-coast, ever since the draft was introduced in the fall.

The federal government stated it's willingness to negotiate improvements, and as 2013 came to a close, AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo said he saw progress.

Many others have remained skeptical.

On Feb. 5, Arnell Tailfeathers got word from Kainai High School staff that the school and his community would be hosting Prime Minister Stephen Harper, AFN National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Alteo and AANDC minister Bernard Valcourt for the announcement of the re-tweaked FNEA.

Tailfeathers and others took to social media to discuss Friday’s announcement and callled on people to rally against the FNEA at Kainai High School.

People across the nation who have been following the FNEA development have also been weighing in on Twitter today.

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