ODANAK, QC, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great excitement that the newly enrolled students have been welcomed to Kiuna, a collegial studies centre for First Nations youth. Second-year students have also reintegrated the First Nations Social Sciences program with anticipation and enthusiasm.
Highly motivated to achieve a collegial studies diploma recognized by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur in an entirely adapted setting of learning that reflects First Nations' realities, students have been many to choose Kiuna as their educational institution. Among the nearly 400 applications from Aboriginal youth processed in the last five years, Kiuna is proud to have 60 graduates since 2013.
In addition to the First Nations Social Science program, Kiuna and the First Nations Education Council will offer an attestation of collegial studies in special education in Aboriginal settings (AEC en éducation spécialisée et contextes autochtones), in partnership with Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, starting September 2016.
The Kiuna Institution and the FNEC
The Kiuna Institution is a First Nations college-level studies centre located in Odanak, an Abnaki community. Established by the First Nations Education Council in 2011, Kiuna's mission is to enhance academic achievement among Aboriginal youth and raise their level of education by providing a learning environment that respects and thrives on the identity, values and traditions of First Nations. www.kiuna-college.com.
The First Nations Education Council is an association that represents 22 Quebec First Nations communities, from eight different nations. The FNEC's mission is to work in the best interest of its members and improve the quality of educational services provided to First Nations students throughout their learning cycle. www.cepn-fnec.com.
SOURCE Kiuna Institution
For further information: Prudence Hannis, Associate Director, Kiuna Institution, 450-568-6464, [email protected]