Canada commits to helping Indigenous students succeed at KIUNA

September 6, 2017

The Government of Canada has announced that KIUNA Institution, which is located in the Abenaki community of Odanak in Quebec, will receive $650K in funding over three years to better support Francophone and Anglophone First Nations students. The funding will also enable KIUNA to better equip its cultural space and language centre to provide an environment that reflects the cultural traditions of various Indigenous nations. “It goes without saying that adequate funding is key to supporting this innovative project, which unquestionably meets a need among our youth,” commented Lise Bastien, General Director of the First Nations Education Council. “We are dedicated to providing outstanding academic training and an environment that honours the students' history and culture. Therefore, we are delighted today to accept this new financial support, which complements the funding awarded by the province.” INAC