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Investment in aboriginal education, employment urged – StarPhoenix

September 20, 2013

A new report from The Conference Board of Canada urges both public and private sectors in Saskatchewan to invest in ensuring more aboriginal students graduate from high school and move into the workforce.

Diana MacKay, director of the Saskatchewan Institute – an initiative of the conference board that focuses on issues relevant to Saskatchewan – says she is “not shy” about advising that putting more money into those areas “is a very good investment right now for Saskatchewan.”

“We need to have governments, businesses, aboriginal communities, all look at making those financial investments, but also sticking with the investments and ensuring the support services are there to address some of the challenges,” MacKay said.

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