Six Nations Leaders Push for Delivery of School Supplies
Parents and children from Six Nations spilled onto the sidewalk in Toronto on Thursday outside of the Ontario office of Aboriginal Affairs, looking for answers to their complaints that students have been without the school supplies they need since the beginning of September.
Leaders say orders were made with the federal government in the spring, but despite being more than a month into the school year, the supplies they need haven't arrived (including textbooks and workbooks used to teach the curriculum).
Aboriginal Affairs says principals in the five schools impacted say they have the supplies needed to fulfil the requirements of the curriculum and they are working to try and deliver the remaining supplies needed.
In a statement the department says " We regret the delay in the delivery of some school supplies. The Minister has requested that officials do everything possible to ensure the remaining supplies are delivered as soon as possible."
No reason for the delivery delay was given.