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secondary education for women in the north and how it has helped female students to discover and
reaffirm their history, culture, sense of independence and self-esteem while remaining in the north
and continuing to contribute to local and community development.
This research is being funded by the generous support of the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada through the Manitoba Research Alliance grant: Partnering for Change Community-based solutions for Aboriginal and Inner-city poverty.
1. Inter-University Services (IUS) is a consortium of Manitoban post-secondary institutions
that offer face-to-face and on-line courses to communities north of latitude 53.
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