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Sask. universities and colleges vow to close aboriginal education gap
24 post-secondary institutions agree to increase First Nation and Metis graduation rates
'As a group, we recognize that the disparity in education outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan remains one of the province's biggest challenges.'- Peter Stoicheff, University of Saskatchewan President
Manitoba First Nations leaders split on Syrian refugees coming into Canada
Syrian refugee plan 'outrageous' says leader but 'sins of few' shouldn't stop plan says another
Two First Nations leaders in Manitoba have opposing views on how the federal government should proceed with plans to allow Syrian refugees into the country.
"Are we letting in ISIS people dressed up as refugees? Those are concerns that we have," said Chief David Pashe of Dakota Tipi First Nation.
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Fifteen Syrian refugees are in Winnipeg following a resettlement process that spanned more than a year.
Alsalah, 34, and his wife are pharmacists. The couple is hoping to upgrade their credentials so they can continue their careers in Canada, which he said he is grateful to call home following devastation he experienced in Syria.
"For me it was so difficult to stay because I was afraid of random arrest," he said.
"I lived in a region that was controlled by the regime so they picked up people from the street for nothing."
The group of 15 Syrian refugees who arrived in Winnipeg, is not part of the 25,000 the Trudeau government has promised to settle by the new year.