Feds approve $42 million for K.I. First Nation high school
By 2021, young people on the K.I. First Nation will no longer have to travel far from home to complete their high school education.
Indigenous Services of Canada recently confirmed $42 million in funding for a new school that will provide education right through Grade 12.
Currently, after Grade 10, students must leave Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug to complete high school in places such as Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg.
K.I. has close to 1,800 residents and is located on the shore of Big Trout Lake, 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.
Chief Donny Morris says making a complete high school education available at home is important for the students and for the community as a whole. – tbnewswatch
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This is a good thing. Why this wasn’t done decades ago? First Nations high schools located in First Nations communities.
Now all they have to do is find teachers that are willing to go up there.
From what I am reading in the news, there could be a lot of teachers looking for work soon. Timing might be perfect. Win/win.