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Council of Yukon First Nations holds education summit

An education action plan with Yukon First Nations is the focus of an education summit this week in Whitehorse.

An education action plan with Yukon First Nations is the focus of an education summit this week in Whitehorse.

The Yukon government and Council of Yukon First Nations signed the "joint education action plan" in 2013.

Ruth Massie, Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief, says the goal of the action plan is to fill some of the gaps in aboriginal education. (CBC)

CYFN Grand Chief Ruth Massie says the goal of the plan is to fill some of the gaps in aboriginal education.

"Our goals are enhancing culture and native language in the schools, bringing up the education gap on Yukon First Nation students in all the schools," she said.

Another aim will be to increase parents' participation in education.

Massie says the joint plan has yet to be implemented, and discussions taking place today and tomorrow are about specific programs and ways to implement its ideals.

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