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Mi’kmaq education authority in Nova Scotia a national leader: Bennett – The Chronicle Herald

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201940 Views

March 14, 2019

HALIFAX — Twenty years ago, only 30 per cent of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq students were graduating from high school.

Today, that number stands at 90 per cent — the highest on-reserve graduation rate in the country.

The federal government recognized the province’s Mi’kmaq community for leading the country on Indigenous education on Thursday by signing a new, 10-year education agreement worth $600 million.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett said the “amazing success” can be attributed to the 1997 creation of the Mi’kmaq education authority, known as Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey or simply MK.

Read More: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/regional/mikmaq-education-authority-in-nova-scotia-a-national-leader-bennett-292113/

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