First Nation opens new school in Esk'etemc, British Columbia


Last updated 10/5/2017 at 1:44pm

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The Canadian federal government invested $7.3 million in the new school at Esk'etemc to meet First Nation educational needs, and to encourage pride and cultural identity.

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services congratulated Chief Charlene Belleau and Esk'etmc First Nation upon opening the new Sxoxomie School, which will welcome students from preschool to seventh grade.

"It gives me great pleasure to share my congratulations and best wishes to Chief Charlene Belleau, and the entire Esk'etemc community on the opening of their new school," said Philpott. "This milestone reflects our shared commitment to safe and healthy learning environments as part of a brighter future for First Nation students."

The federal government invested $7.3 million...

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