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Ontario chiefs reject education bill

The chiefs of Ontario's 133 First Nations are meeting at Fort William First Nation this week, and education has dominated much of the discussion over the last two days.

Many aboriginal leaders have condemned the proposed legislation, saying it flies in the face of their treaty rights to control their own educational systems and institutions.

They say the act also fails to provide desperately needed funding.

This afternoon the chiefs stood beside First Nations young people to publicly reject the bill, and to announce they will develop their own education strategy.

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