Minister Invites Public Input on Mikmaq Services

first_imgThe public is invited to respond to a report recommending improvements to the Department of Education’s Mi’kmaq service division. The report examines the structure, mandate and effectiveness of the division, which was created a decade ago to help address the unique academic and cultural needs of First Nations students. “There have been many improvements in the delivery of Mi’kmaq education over the years,” Education Minister Karen Casey said today, Oct. 5. “However, it is also important that we review our progress and look at what we need to do to continue to improve service to Mi’kmaq and other First Nations students.” Members of the Mi’kmaq community, including band councils and the Council on Mi’kmaq Education, provided input on the future direction of the division at four meetings last spring. The report makes recommendations in five key areas: communication, structure, policy, service delivery and curriculum. Members of the public can respond to the report by e-mail to [email protected] or by writing to the Department of Education, Corporate Policy, P.O. Box 578, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2S9. Comments on the report will be accepted up until Nov. 9. The review was conducted by Theresa Meuse, a Mi’kmaq education consultant. A copy of the review can be viewed at

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