education spending on first nations

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Only 0.3 per cent of the $7.9 billion spent by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in 2011/12 went to Metis and non-status Indian concerns.

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First Nations education is a hot topic. With graduation rates on First Nations reserves below 40 per cent (compared to graduation rates above 80 per cent for all other Canadian students), the issue deserves ample attention from Canadians and the newly elected federal government.