Persévérance scolaire des jeunes autochtones

Student Wellness Project

Promotion of Aboriginal culture

30 March 2015


  • Organization in charge : Listuguj First Nation Education Committee (Alaqsite’w Gitpu School)
  • Targeted clientele(s) : Students age 4 to 13
  • People(s) : Mi’gmaq of Listuguj
  • Resource person : Tammy Isaac
  • Web site : Listuguj Education Directorate

The Student Wellness project is an initiative of the Listuguj First Nation Education Committee that aims to increase student retention by fostering confidence, self-esteem, determination, and perseverance with the hope that students will develop the necessary skills and resources to overcome their situation and be successful in their projects. In the first component of the project, students age 4 to 13 who take part in community activities, demonstrate positive behavior, and maintain good grades are honored with a certificate of recognition. The second component consists of offering skating lessons to children at risk to create a positive experience associated with school. The third component offers girls age 9 to 13 singing and drum-making workshops and an opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of their Aboriginal culture, build their self-esteem, and create positive social relationships. It also helps create a sense of equity with regard to the boys, who already have a drumming group.