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AFN BULLETIN – December 16, 2021 – AFN is Seeking Stories from First Nations Learners Related to Post-Secondary Experience

on December 16, 2021

SUMMARY: 

  • The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is launching the Champions of Change national call to First Nations learners to share their experiences with post-secondary education.
  • Personal stories shared by First Nations learners will be the foundation of a multimedia series that will highlight the unique experiences of First Nations individuals pursuing post-secondary education and help shape policy changes that support First Nations students and institutions.
  • The key findings from the stories will be used to support AFN’s advocacy efforts aimed at improving educational experiences for First Nations post-secondary students.
  • Become a Champion of Change! First Nations students are being asked to submit their personal stories and experiences through an online submission process. Please submit all materials by January 19, 2022.

First Nations post-secondary students need appropriate and adequate supports to accomplish their education goals.  Many First Nations students and learners do not pursue education because of the existing barriers to adequate funding. While recent federal investments have helped address the wait list for funding supports for post-secondary education, more and more learners want to attend post-secondary institutions, which further adds to bottlenecks in the system.

The AFN continues to advocate for improvements and investments in all areas of First Nations post-secondary education. Based on the knowledge shared by policy analysts, educators, First Nations students and First Nations community leaders to date, the AFN has developed a new initiative that will shape its future advocacy efforts.

Today the AFN is launching the Champions of Change national Call for Stories from First Nations post-secondary students and learners. Personal stories shared by First Nations learners will be the foundation of a multimedia series that will highlight the unique experiences of First Nations individuals pursuing post-secondary education. The challenges, triumphs, opportunities and obstacles—brought to life through words and video—could affect future policymaking and legislation. The AFN aims to advance and improve First Nations post-secondary education with the support of these individual stories.

Learn more about how you can become a Champion of Change and influence policy: https://www.afn.ca/post-secondary-education-advocacy/

Call for Stories ends on January 19, 2022.

For further information please visit afn.ca or email [email protected].

Celso CercadoAFN BULLETIN – December 16, 2021 – AFN is Seeking Stories from First Nations Learners Related to Post-Secondary Experience