The First Nations Education Act, which the federal government is expecting to pass by September 2014, is rejected by First Nations leader, because the act is not based on a true partnership with First Nations. They feel the future of First Nations education should not be based on legislation, but on the inherit right to self-govern, including education jurisdiction. As well, the Canadian government failed to deliver first Nations education to be on par with the rest of Canada.
A group of six teenagers from a remote Manitoba First Nation moved to Winnipeg for better educational opportunities is losing their mentor who has been providing for them. They came to Winnipeg apart of a program where they live clean lifestyles, attend school regularly and volunteer in the community. Wayne McLeod, who brought them to Winnipeg for the program, could not find a job, so he takes up a teaching position in Cross Lake Manitoba.