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Listuguj Selected to Host an Adult Education Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Listuguj (Tuesday, November 22, 2011) – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre are pleased to announce that Listuguj, in partnership with Kahnawake, was selected to offer services in Adult Education scheduled to start in September 2013.

The two communities formed a partnership to deliver Adult Education programming for English speaking First Nations members in Quebec, who are seeking to complete their high school education.

In addition to regular programming, the centre will include First Nations culture, history and language, as well as student support services.

The First Nation Regional Adult Education Centre at Listuguj is scheduled to begin offering services in September 2013, to be housed at the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre.

Backgrounder

The First Nations Provisional School Council in Adult Education was recently mandated to select host sites for two First Nations Regional Adult Education Centers in Quebec; one serving the English speaking First Nations Communities and the other serving the French speaking First Nations Communities.

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre, as mandated by the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government, in conjunction with Tewatohnhi’saktha Employment & Training Division submitted a joint proposal on Oct. 7, 2011 to the First Nations Provisional School Council in Adult Education to manage and operate a First Nations Regional Aboriginal Adult Education Centre to serve English speaking First Nations students in Quebec.

It was announced on November 2, 2011, that the proposal submitted jointly by Listuguj and Kahnawake was selected.  The Centers will be independently located in Listuguj and Kahnawake but will function as one entity.  In the coming months, the parties will meet with educational funding bodies and stakeholders to determine the next steps toward the realization of the center and to develop a comprehensive business and implementation plan.

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For more information, please contact:

Lorna Sook
Director, Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre
Tel: 418.788.1347