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Breakthrough for Prince George First Nation Students

Aboriginal Choice School (formerly Carney Hill Elementary) Prince George, B.C. opened this year, 2012-13, for K-7 students, and this happens to be a ground-breaking event in urban education for Aboriginal students in the province of British Columbia.

Aboriginal Choice School (formerly Carney Hill Elementary) Prince George, B.C. opened this year, 2012-13, for K-7 students, and this happens to be a ground-breaking event in urban education for Aboriginal students in the province of British Columbia. It came about as the result of the efforts of people like Marlene Erickson who was vice-chair of an Aboriginal Education Task Force and chairperson for the Aboriginal Education Board in School District 57, which runs schools in Prince George, B.C., and surroundings, “We reported on the task force findings Feb 26 08. The report was delivered to the school board and the Aboriginal Education School Board. Erickson was working for over a decade to bring about the fundamental changes required to make education an acceptable opportunity to these youth from First Nations. It took a few more years to achieve this breakthrough. See this and many other stories from Malcolm McColl at www.mccollmagazine.com

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