Harper's assimilation agenda just collided with First Nations resistance – and lost

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by Pamela Palmater | Rabble.ca | Click HERE to read article

Contrary to the joint Atleo-Harper announcement on Feb. 7, 2014 which promised increased funding for First Nation education; First Nation control over education; and support for First Nation languages and cultures—this legislation did just the opposite. Bill C-33 increased ministerial control over education in very paternalistic ways (including co-managers and third-party managers of education); it did not guarantee specific levels of funding; and English and French were made the languages of instruction.