Students in the News: Esther Tooma as Naskapi Firefighter

Published: 9 August 2023

Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE) student, Esther Elizabeth Tooma, was featured by CBC as being part of an all-female team that finished in second place at the Quebec Aboriginal Firefighters Competition last week. Tooma, a certificate student slated to graduate after the Summer 2024 Semester, only started training last year for the firefighter competition held in Listuguj, Quebec. 

"Anything is possible. To achieve what you want in life and if your world is falling apart, you can still keep going," said Tooma in interview. Her son was present at the competition to watch his mom be a shining example of perseverance.


Read the full CBC story.
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