FNMI Graduate Success

FNMI Graduate Success
Posted on 06/18/2021
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Medicine Hat, AB (June 18, 2021) First Nations, Metis and Inuit graduates will celebrate their academic achievements and culture proudly. Three graduates (CHHS: Chloe Kequahtooway, Aidan Vermette and MHHS: Sharaya Hill) from CHHS and MHHS envisioned a graduation where they could incorporate important pieces of their school culture with their First Nations heritage.

The MHPSD 76 FNMI Education Program embraces this opportunity to gift the FNMI graduates with a beaded cord and beaded tassel to honour their achievement. There are unique struggles to being an Indigenous student. The tassels and cords are in celebration of their achievement.

It took six ladies to bead the cords and tassels. The FNMI education team also put our beading " expertise " to use. 

  • The number of FNMI graduates have slightly increased over the last three years, 18 at MHHS and 11 at CHHS
  • MHPSD might be the first Alberta school division to gift their graduating FNMI students with beaded cords and tassels

Community members Sophie Colehouse, Pat Acher, Brenda Mercer, Jennifer Bowles and Kayanna Desjarlais along with MHPSD FNMI educators Shirley Boomer, Morgan Muir and Darrell Willier worked together to make the cords and tassels for MHPSD graduates. The six ladies who made the cords and tassels for the MHPSD graduates said that they were honoured to be part of this special day.

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