It is advised that strategies be developed in consultation with Aboriginal peoples to guide public health policy and research to minimise any gambling-related harms.).
Some municipalities are resisting a plan to send students to local day schools -- a plan that would increase the proportion of native children in community schools.
Since the 1950s, the federal government has been working to integrate students in the residential school system with provincial schools, recognizing that residential schools are not the solution to the "Indian problem." The Indian Act has also been amended to allow native parents to send their children to a school of their choice.
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Like many First Nations communities across Canada, Akwesasne faced serious water problems, with up to 70% of its wells contaminated.
So the community set out to rectify the problem, using traditional knowledge to guide the modern technology necessary to build first-class water treatment and wastewater management systems.Employees at residential schools couldn't be happier.They're now civil servants, making more money and working fewer hours under their new boss: the federal government.In Ontario and Quebec, former residential school students could be sent to provincially funded Catholic day schools.Students in the prairie provinces and British Columbia, however, had no such option, and integration was much slower there.Like most people, Aboriginal people who gamble are subject to the accompanying benefits and harms of gambling.