|Fully equipped kitchen||Fully equipped science lab||Fully equipped library||Fully equipped technology||Good connectivity|
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Chiefs Assembly on Education. A Portrait of First Nations and Education. 2011.
A 2011 survey of 515 First Nations schools on reserve in Canada found they were lacking in a number of important areas for academic development and school life.
Only 18% had a fully equipped science lab.
Less than half (39%) had a fully equipped library.
Just under half (48%) of the schools had fully equipped technology, and only 67% reported good internet connectivity.
52% of First Nations schools had a fully equipped kitchen.
Many First Nations schools lack access to basic resources that support academic development and school life. This will affect the students’ ability to be successful at learning – and ultimately to participate in their communities and society.