01/07/2014 03:16 EST | Updated 03/09/2014 05:59 EDT

Saskatchewan Government Gives $3 Million To Improve First Nation, Metis Education

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is spending $3 million to improve education for First Nations and Metis students.

Education Minister Don Morgan says providing culturally appropriate and holistic approaches is key to improve students' outcomes.

Half of the money will go to expand the use of Help Me Tell My Story, which supports parents and elders in their children's education.

The other half will go to provide on-reserve schools with the same supports to students and teachers that are available in provincial schools.

Education organizations and provincial school divisions will share approaches that have demonstrated improvements for student success with the First Nations pilot schools.

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations second vice chief Bobby Cameron says the investment is a positive step to improving education and employment outcomes for First Nations and Métis students.

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