Quebec Indigenous leaders balk at reopening schools too early

In its reopening plans, Quebec announced children can return to schools and daycares in early May.

Attendance will be optional and Premier Francois Legault says the health care system is prepped if a second wave of coronavirus or COVID-19 strikes.

But Indigenous leaders in the province say reopening their schools won’t be as easy.

Reporter / Montreal

Lindsay was born and raised on the unceded territory of Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), and joined APTN News as a Quebec correspondent in 2019. While in university, she collaborated on a multiplatform project about the revitalization of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language to commemorate the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Before APTN Lindsay worked at the Eastern Door, CTV Montreal and the Montreal Gazette.