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

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.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.