Indigenous-run school celebrates completed $24M expansion

September 18, 2018

Southeast Collegiate, a one-of-a-kind, Indigenous-run private school, completed a $24M expansion of its Fort Richmond campus with the creation of a new facility for First Nations high school students. The school educates students from Grades 10 to 12 and houses all 156 students on-site. “Southeast Collegiate is unlike any other school in Canada in that it not only educates students but also houses them on site, all while nourishing the First Nations culture,” said principal Sheryl McCorrister. “There is a growing demand among First Nations youth wishing to take their learning to the next level, and the new school will allow us to accommodate this need.” The school offers classes in Indigenous languages, cultural programming, and land-based education. Winnipeg Free Press (Subscription required) | CBC