New satellite classroom in the Atikamekw community of Wemotaci
Kiuna Institution, the only First Nations post-secondary institution in Quebec, opened its very first satellite classroom in the Atikamekw community of Wemotaci on August 15, giving local students access to a college classroom made just for them.
One of the main goals of this project is to create a distance learning environment in First Nations communities that will enable students to get a post-secondary education while they continue contributing to community development.
Students using this new high-tech satellite classroom have access to the same services as their peers attending Kiuna Institution located in Odanak, an Abenaki community in the Centre-du-Québec region.
To promote student retention and success, Kiuna staff members are on site providing student support, creating a classroom community, fostering school spirit, and making meaningful connections with students.
This project has been made possible through funding from Indigenous Services Canada.