Go to the Globe and Mail homepageFor a brief moment, Canada had a window of opportunity to improve education for native children at on-reserve schools with the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, which sets minimum standards and secure levels of funding.
Ottawa’s decision to put Bill C-33 on ice in the wake of Shawn Atleo’s resignation as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations is deeply regrettable, but understandable. Mr. Atleo’s support of the bill was the linchpin of its legitimacy. Without him, the government needs renewed buy-in from native leadership. More...