Parents, students and allies arrived at the Toronto office of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Thursday morning because Six Nations schools still aren’t receiving the necessary funding and supplies guaranteed under treaty agreements.
Under Article 91, Section 24 of the British North America Act of 1867, the federal government has education funding responsibilities.
“And that means all of us are affected,” said Steve Watson, retired staff member, Canadian Auto Workers Union. “Not just Six Nations people. Not just indigenous people.”
Teachers and parents are photocopying supplies because the curriculum ordered last spring still hasn’t arrived.