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A new survey has found that a number of barriers hinder the ability of Indigenous students in Canada to complete post-secondary education.
A summary of the survey was released today by Indspire, in advance of a Wednesday meeting in Ottawa co-hosted by Indspire and Universities Canada calling for greater investment in Indigenous student success.
President and CEO Roberta Jamieson observed that some of what Indigenous students said was hard to hear. “We are making gains, that is clear. But Indigenous students need us to join hands with others, show them we can together meet their needs and ensure reconciliation is a vital part of their post-secondary spaces.”
The national charity asked recipients of Indspire scholarships and bursaries about their experiences of post-secondary education, and whether they reflected the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Indigenous students reported that:
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