Mi’kmaw parents relieved school postponed for 2 weeks at Sipekne’katik First Nation – CBC

Mi’kmaw parents relieved school postponed for 2 weeks at Sipekne’katik First Nation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202021 Views

First Nation delays classes to monitor situation at N.S. provincial schools

Sep 14, 2020

The parents of seven students enrolled at a Mi’kmaw school in Sipekne’katik First Nation say they’re relieved community leaders have postponed in-school learning by two weeks, to continue preparing measures to address COVID-19.

In a news release Sept. 1, Sipekne’katik First Nation staff said the postponement of classes at L’nu Sipuk Kina’muoKuom [LSK], which teaches children from primary (kindergarten) to Grade 12, was to “ensure the health and safety and to observe provincial school openings” which began Sept. 8.

“That was a relief,” said Rose Michael, of Sipekne’katik.

“I think the leadership is doing what they should be doing … because I don’t feel they were ready to bring our kids back into school and I still don’t feel they’re ready.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/sipekne-katik-back-to-school-covid-19-1.5720905

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