Indigenous Students in Post-Secondary

Indigenous students face multiple barriers when accessing post-secondary education. Indigenous secondary attainment is not only an education issue, but has larger consequences for income inequality and patterns of chronic unemployment. Education needs to be a top priority in the federal and provincial governments’ reconciliation frameworks. The gaps in attainment are a part of systemic disadvantages that must be corrected in order to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada. Check out our factsheet to learn more about Indigenous students in the BC secondary system.