CBC | Cree language and culture keepers celebrate McGill graduation

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Published: 25Jun2019

A room full of Cree students wearing red celebrated their graduation from McGill University Saturday in Pikogan, Que., with a lot of emotion, pride and a deep commitment to strengthening the Cree language and culture, one child at a time.

They were part of a large graduating class of close to 60 students — more than 45 of them with a 60-credit teaching certificate in First Nations and Inuit Education, Language and Culture from McGill's Department of Education.

Mary Bear, co-ordinator of the McGill language courses for the Cree School Board, says she is happy to see so many people graduate and is especially happy to see so many young people among them.

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