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

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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