Aboriginal student achievement proposal lands grant

A combined effort by Delbert Horton, director of the Seven Generations Education Institute, and Warren Hoshizaki, director of the Rainy River District School Board, is going to pay big dividends for First Nations students in Northwestern Ontario.
A proposal hatched by Horton and Hoshizaki last month earned approval recently from the Ontario Ministry of Education and the federal Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.
A grant totalling $40,000 was contributed by these two groups.
The proposal will enable all parties concerned to address First Nations student achievement in an area from Marathon to the Manitoba border, including the First Nations communities in Rainy River District.
Horton said the grant will help improve educational opportunities for students in the long run.
Hoshizaki learned of the grant when his name was called out at a directors’ meeting in Toronto by deputy Education minister Suzanne Herbert.