Six Nations Polytechnic Makes History

The first ever Bachelor of Arts graduates from Six Nations Polytechnic include; Bruce Longboat, Christine Jacobs, Coleen Powless, Corene Cheeseman, Karen General, Lainie Longboat, Lindsey Brooke Johnson, Cynthia McQueen, Deneen Hill, Holly Styres, and Sean Thompson.

By Chris Pimentel Writer Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) made history when 11 students received the first ever stand alone degree from an Indigenous Institution on Wednesday. For President and CEO Rebecca Jamieson, this was a big moment for the future of the languages in Six Nations. “The graduates today have shown tremendous dedication to revitalize our language, and because of their commitment our community will have more language teachers, more children speaking the language and I could not be more proud of them.” said Jamieson. Two Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded on Wednesday, a BA in Ogwehoweh- Cayuga Stream and a BA in Ogwehoweh-Mohawk Stream. The ceremony was attended by Elected Chief Ava Hill, and Councillors Sherri-Lyn Hill-Pierce, Melba Thomas, and Audrey Powless-Bomberry. There was also a speech from…

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