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We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

attawapiskat update

We first wrote about the situation with the elementary school in Attawapiskat in March here.

Since then a lot has happened. People have been working hard, organizing and campaigning.

The children of Attawapiskat have formally put the Canadian government on notice that they intend to challenge Canada’s record at the upcoming United Nations review of the Rights Of the Child Convention. (click here to read more)

Thirteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize for her fight to get a school built in her impoverished Cree community of Attawapiskat. (click here to read more)

Today the Attawapiskat Human Rights Youth Forum will take place at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

They invited Chuck Strahl, the federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister to join them. He sends his regrets.

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