Jordan’s Principle deal signed between SCO and Winnipeg School Division to benefit First Nation students – APTN News

Mar 07, 2022

The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Winnipeg’s largest school division to ensure First Nations students have access to the support and resources they need to succeed.

The MOU signed by the Winnipeg School Division (WSD) and SCO will see a new Jordan’s Principle coordinator work with First Nation students.

“It’s important that we all take a hand in this I mean this is one Jordan’s Principle coordinator but change comes through the collective actions of teachers, resource workers, principals, gym teachers, mentors, school students, you know who all have to work together to create a positive atmosphere and to make people safe and that’s what we need to focus on as it relates to school and it’s a collective effort,” said SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels.

Passed in 2007 by the House of Commons, “Jordan’s Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them,” says the federal government.

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