“A round table set up in the middle of the gymnasium of Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School held carpet samples, paint chips and traditional medicines such as sweet grass and cedar that students could use to design a classroom.

At other stations students used paints, drawings, and words to describe what a mentor looked like to them or how they might like to interact with a tutor. They also described what supports they felt they need to be successful with their education.

The two-day Indigenous Youth Education Forum that began on Friday welcomed students from across the city to participate in helping to identify barriers to education they experience and how they would like to address them.”

—An excerpt from The Chronicle Journal’s coverage of the Indigenous Youth Education Forum, presented by Pathways to Education Canada in Thunder Bay.

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