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27 October 2020
Three Nunavummiut will sit on a new task force the federal government launched this month to look at how to improve post-secondary education across the North.
The initiative was one of the pledges outlined in the government’s Arctic and Northern Policy Framework. Specifically, the framework aims to close the gaps in education outcomes between northern and southern Canadians, and to provide learning and skills development opportunities for Northern students, including Indigenous knowledge.
A group of 13 leaders and education experts have been appointed to the task force. The group has $1 million and several months to draft recommendations on how to improve education outcomes across the North.
Task force members were nominated by northern governments and Indigenous organizations. Its Nunavut-based members are the following: