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Oct 11, 2022
‘If you work for the public sector, a big chunk of it is you have to have an education,’ says Chief Gaudet
To get more Indigenous people employed with the Northwest Territories government, grade school education in the communities needs to be bolstered.
That would at least be a start, said Chief Danny Gaudet of the Délı̨nę Got’ı̨nę Government.
“The education system is really, really bad,” Gaudet said. He said it’s among the root causes preventing Indigenous people from working within the territorial government.
Gaudet’s comments stemmed from a meeting Friday afternoon with the territory’s standing committee on government operations. A virtual public meeting was held where leadership and community members of Délı̨nę were invited to discuss two issues: increasing Indigenous representation in public service, and the Official Languages Act.
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