MK Receives Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline Funding

MK’s Post-Secondary Consultant, Ann Sylliboy, successfully submitted a proposal to the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline Fund (M&NP) and received $5,000 in funding. The funding was used to support a High School Student Career Mapping Initiative pilot project in We’koqma’q and Annapolis Valley. Funding also supported a “Parents as Career Coaches” session in We’koqma’q, and meals … Read more

Host Communities Needed for MK Summer Reading Program

We’re looking for communities to host this summer’s MK Reading Program. The program will run for six weeks. If interested, please contact Rebecca Scirocco-Paul at ac.unik@acceber or 902-567-0336.

All About Jakej

On January 13, Grade 3/4 and 5/6 students at Pictou Landing First Nation School spent a morning learning what it’s like to be a marine biologist. Scientists from the Mi’kmaw Conservation Group – Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq delivered a hands-on workshop. Students learned many interesting facts about lobster, and had the opportunity to learn about … Read more

Writers In The Schools: Reading With Author Maureen Hull

On January 9, Pictou Landing First Nation School hosted a Writers In The Schools visit by local author Maureen Hull. Maureen has authored such children’s books as Lobster Fishing on the Sea, The View From a Kite, Rainy Day with Bear, and WIld Cameron Women. Organized by Grade 3/4 teacher, Kim Dorrington, and sponsored by … Read more

For The Love of Sport

If you attended the annual MK Sports Summit banquet this past November, you may remember a row of glossy, colourful posters lining the back wall of the room. These posters, ten in total, profiled each of the ten students from Shubenacadie Band participating in this year’s Summit. A long-time vision of Education Director, Velvet Paul, … Read more

Business Network for Aboriginal Youth

On December 2nd and 3rd, a group of students involved in CBU’s Business Network for Aboriginal Youth made their way to Membertou where they would spend the next two days participating in the project’s Year 3 Opening Conference. On Day 1, the students, who represented 16 high schools in Nova Scotia, were welcomed to Cape … Read more

Meet Caroline! A Q&A With Grade 12 Student Caroline Sylvester

What is your name and age, and what community are you from? Hi! I’m Caroline Sylvester, I’m 18 years old, and I’m from Membertou First Nation. I’m a Grade 12 student at Sydney Academy. What clubs, team, or groups are you involved in at school? I’m a part of the youth council in Membertou, CBU’s … Read more

2014 MK Summer Reading Program

Plans are underway for the MK Summer Reading Program’s second summer, and we’re looking for communities to be hosts. Launched in the summer of 2013, the 6-week Reading Program is a new literacy initiative encouraging students to read outside of school, lead by MK Literacy Programs Coordinator, Rebecca Scirocco-Paul. “We want students to maintain their … Read more