Celebrating Indigenous graduates at Cape Breton University – TheChronicleHerald.ca

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202048 Views

ESKASONI, N.S. —

Graduation season is in full swing and the Cape Breton Post wanted to highlight some of the Indigenous graduates from Cape Breton University. We spoke to four Mi’kmaq graduates about their time at the university, their hopes and dreams for what comes after and what receiving their diploma meant to them. Here are their stories:

Bernard is 24-years-old and from Eskasoni First Nation. She is graduating with a bachelor of arts community studies degree, majoring in psychology. She is the inaugural winner of the Rose Nolan Scholarship, an award to help First Nations women through education.

Bernard grew up in the child foster care system and hopes to work as a social worker in the future to help improve the system. She said she grew up in a great home but seen the gaps when it came to be assigned a non-native social worker.

“It’s very hard to communicate because you feel like they just don’t understand,” said Bernard.

Read More: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/provincial/celebrating-indigenous-graduates-at-cape-breton-university-451538/

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