Ottawa lauds ‘amazing’ Mi’kmaq graduation rate, signs new $600-million agreement

Federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett was among those who rushed past reporters, saying little about an emergency cabinet meeting on April 10 in Ottawa about the Kinder Morgan pipeline. File photo by Alex Tétreault

Twenty years ago, only 30 per cent of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq students were graduating from high school.

Today, that number stands at 90 per cent — the highest on-reserve graduation rate in the country.

The federal government recognized the province’s Mi’kmaq community for leading the country on Indigenous education on Thursday by signing a new, 10-year education agreement worth $600 million. MORE