Manitoba

'Troubling and disheartening': Indigenous students over-represented in WSD suspensions

Indigenous students are significantly overrepresented in disciplinary data and suspended far more often than any other ethnic group of K-12 learners in Manitoba’s largest school division.
Betty Edel, chairwoman of the Winnipeg School Division’s board of trustees, tabled a motion to review suspension data two years ago. The Winnipeg School Division has finally released data to its board members about suspensions (Mike Deal/Winnipeg Free Press)

Indigenous students are significantly overrepresented in disciplinary data and suspended far more often than any other ethnic group of K-12 learners in Manitoba's largest school division.

A new report from the Winnipeg School Division shows students who self-identify as Indigenous — a group that makes up around 27 per cent of the population of 30,000 learners — have accounted for at least 55 per cent of suspensions in recent years.

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