Off-reserve school ordered to enroll Native boy
A 13-year-old Native boy started classes at an off-reserve school on Monday after the Manitoba government intervened in an enrollment dispute.

Eileen Apetagon tried to enroll her grandson at a public school in Winnipeg. But school officials said he couldn't sign up because his parents still live on the Norway House Cree Nation..

So Apetagon was told to adopt her grandson or put him in foster care. The government stepped in after reading about the dispute in CBC News.

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