The federal government is being asked to take over a Manitoba First Nation where teachers say their paycheques have bounced, retirees can't get access to their pensions and those who are ill can't get disability benefits.
Manitoba chief slams First Nations education reform proposal
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.