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Lake Manitoba First Nation students head back to class… without proper classrooms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201852 Views

Chief blames delay in federal funding, after community pulled students out of high school in Lundar

Sep 14, 2018

About 75 students on Lake Manitoba First Nation are without proper classrooms after heading back to school in their community this September.

For the last 12 years, the majority of high school students from the community, located approximately 160 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, were sent to Lundar, Man., because the community only had a K-8 school.

Lundar is nearly 50 kilometres from the reserve, but it takes about 45 minutes by school bus to get there.

Portable classrooms were supposed to be in place for students in Grades 9-12 at the start of the school year, but they still haven’t arrived — a delay community leaders say is because federal funding hasn’t arrived either.

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