Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation celebrate official opening of independently operated education centre

August 7, 2019

The Lac des Mille Lacs Education Centre has celebrated its official opening in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The centre is the first in the city to be independently operated by a First Nation community, and the TB News Watch reports that the centre will offer a one-of-a-kind educational experience for members of the First Nation and the Thunder Bay community. The centre currently hosts high school and daycare services, and will offer a JK/SK program in September, with grades 1 through 8 to be added year by year. Students and parents will benefit from a wraparound service program with wellness, recreational, spiritual, and cultural supports. “This school will be different,” said the school’s education director Andy Graham. “We’re looking at a very creative approach to education. A lot of land-based experiential learning.” TB News Watch | CBC (ON)