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Manitoba chiefs pan First Nations education plan

THOMPSON, MAN. — The Canadian Press

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has voted to reject the federal government’s reworked plan for native education that would leave aboriginal schooling under First Nations control.

The assembly says delegates to an AMC meeting have passed a resolution not to accept any aspect of the plan that was announced last month by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo.

The assembly says that Atleo met with the chiefs to explain his position on the agreement and was given a petition that calls for it to be brought to a halt.

AMC Grand Chief Derek Nepinak says in a release that in the aftermath of residential schools, First Nations must never be subjected again to non-aboriginals dictating how aboriginal children are educated.

The plan calls for standards consistent with provincial standards off-reserve and says students will have to meet attendance requirements, while teachers will have to be properly certified.

When it was announced Harper said that overall control is to remain with First Nations, but the deal drew only cautious optimism from some bands and protests from others.

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