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Seventeen students recognized for hard work, perseverance, and participation in Sagkeeng First Nation

May 4, 2016 — 

It was a beautiful spring day on April 29, but the sun seemed to shine brightest along the banks of the Winnipeg River at Sagkeeng First Nation – illuminating the extensive reach of UM’s resources.

Inside The Sagkeeng First Nation Arena Multiplex, the electric hum of the arena lights were quickly interrupted by laughter and joy, as students, friends, and family entered the facility. It was a terrific day to celebrate our students at the end of program ceremony of the First Nations Community Wellness Diploma Program (a partnership initiative between Access and Aboriginal Focus Programs, Extended Education, the University of Manitoba, and Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch).

Seventeen students were recognized for their hard work, perseverance, and participation in the two year, 60-credit hour post-secondary program hosted in Sagkeeng First Nation. Incorporating the knowledge of ‘western’ concepts and traditional philosophies and knowledge systems of Aboriginal people as they relate to mental health and wellness, the completed courses will help these students with the real issues that they’ll face daily in their roles as service workers.

Congratulations to all of our students!


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