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Yukon First Nations celebrate record graduating class – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2015428 Views

Jun 06, 2015

‘It feels like this is the moment, this is where I should be right now’

Yukon First Nations have been holding their own graduation ceremony for four decades. This year there were 132 aboriginal high school graduates from 26 First Nations — a record number.

“First Nations’ graduation has come a long way in the past 40 years,” said grad organizer Kim Rumley. “Many instrumental people in the Yukon had amazing impacts on First Nations education in the territory.”

At Friday’s ceremony in Whitehorse, graduates came in accompanied by traditional drummers. Most were dressed in traditional or traditionally-inspired garment, making the event about fashion as well as marking their achievement.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-first-nations-celebrate-record-graduating-class-1.3103410

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