ODANAK, QC, Aug. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Kiuna Institution is proud to partner with the Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA) in hosting the 17th edition of the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair being held from March 28–30, 2017, in Odanak.
Under the theme "Where Knowledge Enlightens", this provincial final brings together close to 80 students from Grades 5 to 11 concerned about preserving their cultural heritage and passionate about science and innovation.
The fair is a great opportunity for youths from various communities in Quebec to get together and publicly present their projects before judges, and to assert their skills, knowledge and creativity in health, environment and communication sciences, for example.
In accordance with its mission to form the next generation of skilled leaders who are proud of their cultural heritage, Kiuna Institution is pleased to contribute to this event which encourages excellence and values perseverance.
Kiuna Institution is a First Nations college located in Odanak. Established by the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) in 2011, Kiuna Institution aims to improve student success and increase the graduation rate by providing a learning environment that respects and builds on the identity, values and traditions of First Nations.
The First Nations Education Council is an association representing 22 First Nations communities in Quebec from eight different nations, and whose mandate is to defend the interests of its members to improve the quality of the educational services offered to First Nations learners throughout their learning cycle.
The QASEA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote science and engineering to Aboriginal youth attending schools in First Nations and Inuit communities in Quebec. This mission is accomplished through the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair Program which gives young people the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments by participating in the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair which has been organized since 1998.
SOURCE First Nations Education Council
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For further information: Source: Prudence Hannis, Associate Director, Kiuna Institution, 450-568-6464; Information: Kim Gabriel, Executive Secretary, Kiuna Institution, 450-568-6464; Marc Lalande, President-treasurer, QASEA, 819-684-1889