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Education program inspires Indigenous students to become teachers in their communities – UNB News

Jan 31, 2024

Shelley Solomon of Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) was not expecting to be among the first graduates from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Wabanaki bachelor of education program alongside her two daughters, Dorian and Heaven.

But now she hopes their story can encourage other Indigenous women to take a look at the innovative program.

“It was awesome to be able to do it together,” she said. “We want to inspire more Aboriginal teachers to go, to come back and to teach their children.”

The degree takes a unique approach to delivering recognized teaching certification to its students, offering flexibility and hands on teaching experience all through the lens of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey culture.

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