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Berens River workers earn their way into construction trades and why the education system needs refining



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aptn InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie

Watch how Hugh Munro Construction partnered with the Berens River First Nation in Manitoba to train new workers to help build the all weather road up the east side of Lake Winnipeg.

The company’s President Colleen Munro tells us: they’re the owners of the land, so they should be part of the workforce in their traditional territory.

Then educator, Rebecca Chartrand joins us to share her perspective of why the gap between Indigenous and non-Aboriginal graduation rates is getting worse in parts of the country.

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