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OTTAWA — Roberta Jamieson is used to deviating from the norm. She was the first indigenous woman in Canada to earn a law degree, she’s a former chief of the Six Nations of Grand River territory and was once Ontario’s ombudsman.
Now she’s one of the few First Nations leaders not completely starstruck by the Trudeau government.
The president and CEO of indigenous education charity Indspire said Tuesday she welcomes the $2.6 billion allocated in the federal budget to primary and secondary education on reserves as a “great step in the right direction.”
But she said there was a glaring omission in the budget — the complete absence of funding for post-secondary indigenous education.