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Standing Tall Program

How an education program from New Zealand was adapted for use in two north end Winnipeg Schools to increase graduation rates and develop Métis identity.

The MMF’s vision for Standing Tall is to create, build and support healthy Métis families. The primary goal of this innovative community-based program is to have a positive impact on the self-esteem of Métis students while increasing participation of the Métis community in the public school system. It should be noted that this program was initiated by the Métis, yet it supports all students, especially Aboriginal students. The eight full time employees who work directly with program participants spend the majority of their time supporting students. They spend each day in the classroom, working alongside students, helping them succeed academically and socially. If students need support outside the classroom, they use the Cultural Learning Nest, a comfortable furnished room developed for the program.

http://www.louisrielinstitute.com/standing-tall-program.php

Interview with Jordan Brant at Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa

Erin Clancy speaks to Jordan Brant about the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa program, a full time- adult immersion school in the Mohawk language

Interview with First Year Program instructor Jordan Brant at Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa, a full time- adult immersion school in the Mohawk language. Students enter the program as non-speakers and graduate the program as speakers over two full school years.

”Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa (Our Language Society) is a community-based organization that teaches Kanyen’keha (the “Mohawk” language) to adults on the Six Nations Grand River Territory near Brantford, Ontario.

This is a full-time program that takes place over two school years. We began teaching in September, 1999. But we do not just teach language, we create speakers.” from https://onkwawenna.info/