First graduates of Inclusive Language and Literacy Master of Education – UM Today

First graduates of Inclusive Language and Literacy Master of Education – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202094 Views

Loretta Caribou is in the first cohort of a new Faculty of Education program
October 20, 2020 —

The UM Fort Garry campus is a long way from the tiny community of Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba. A settlement of the Mathias Colomb Cree First Nation, it has approximately a population of 3500 and is accessible only via the train from Pukatawagan to The Pas, or plane and on an ice road in the winter.

Despite the distance, Loretta Caribou knew she had to make the journey from her home southward. She saw how children living in Pukatawagan had been losing their Cree language and culture, and wanted to help revitalize her community.

She first attended UM in 2000 as a visiting student from Brandon University to complete some elective courses. Then in 2003 she began a Master in Administration cohort program with UM, but was unable to complete it because of family and community commitments. But in 2017 a Master’s cohort program in Inclusive Language and Literacy was offered by the UM Faculty of Education, and she applied for one of the 25 seats available.

Read More: https://news.umanitoba.ca/congrats-to-the-first-graduates-of-the-inclusive-language-and-literacy-master-of-education/

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