Ottawa lauds ‘amazing’ Mi’kmaq graduation rate, signs new $600-million agreement – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2019114 Views

March 15th 2019

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.nationalobserver.com/2019/03/15/news/ottawa-lauds-amazing-mikmaq-graduation-rate-signs-new-600-million-agreement

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