March 2015 - FNMI Newsletter

March 2015 - FNMI Newsletter

Did you know..?

At the end of February, three Grade 12s from Eagle Butte High School attended Soaring, a career conference for indigenous high school students, at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary.

For two days, the EBHS kids joined 850 other students from all over western and northern Canada to check out speaker sessions, a trade show with booths representing colleges, universities, trades and professions, and tours of Bow Valley College and the University of Calgary. Elder, educator and author Reg Crowshoe addressed the students in Blackfoot and in English with words of encouragement. Champion hoop-dancer Dallas Arcand and pop musician Inez provided dazzling entertainment and Calgary’s dynamic Mayor Naheed Nenshi motivated the crowd by reminding everyone that education is the key to a future full of possibilities.

In addition, ten laptops and a $500 scholarship were given away to students as door-prizes. Kaylee, Makayla and Calum came home with single-strap backpacks, T-shirts, sunglasses, pens, notebooks—and loads of ideas for what to do after grad.

Lee Anne Charbonneau
Prairie Rose School Division No. 8 First Nations, Métis and Inuit liaison Coordinator