Paul First Nation celebrates beginning of construction for K-9 school

June 13, 2018

The Paul First Nation in Alberta recently celebrated the official start of construction for a new K-9 school in their community with a sod-turning ceremony. The school will include an industrial art shop that will benefit junior high school students, as well as space to provide adult education for the community. “Education is critical to improving opportunities for First Nations youth and a welcoming learning environment is essential,” said Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott. “This school will provide invaluable opportunities for the children of Paul First Nation to reach their full potential.” Indigenous Services Canada is providing $18.6M in funds for construction of the school, as well as $800K for a dedicated space for a Head Start program in the school. The building is expected to be completed by September 2019. Nation Talk