KEC News

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center and its schools put school safety as one of our highest priorities - it is our responsibility to ensure that our community’s children learn in a safe environment. We ask that parents and community, refrain from posting general questions concerning KEC and schools to Facebook, but to contact the KEC or the schools directly and have your questions answered.

The Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee(KCSC) would like to address misinformation in the community to the effect that money has gone missing or has been mismanaged within the KEC.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to officially announce the completion of a Compensation Review Project (hereinafter referred to as the “Project”) that began in May 2017 to examine KEC pay scales and to align them with pay scales for similar work in the education sector in Quebec.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center would like to address rumours circulating in the community to the effect that money has gone missing from the KEC.

The Kahnawake Survival School will be hosting a commemorative walk, “Walk To KSS” on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the walk-out from Howard S. Billings (HSB) in 1978.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to officially launch the KEC Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program in partnership with McGill University.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) is proud to announce that Kahtehrón:ni Iris Stacey, has been selected to receive the prestigious Vanier Scholarship from McGill University.

The Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) would like to inform all Kahnawa’kehró:non that 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of Kahnawake’s high school. To celebrate this event, a 40th Anniversary Planning Group is currently planning many events and activities for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year including a 40th Anniversary Gala, Tree Planting Ceremony, social dances, a ‘walkout’ from the village area to the present KSS school site, a photo gallery walk, sports tournaments, and more.

The Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) and the Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) are pleased to announce that the Kahnawà:ke Education Responsibility Act (KERA), the KCSC Constitution and By-Laws and the KCSC Governance Manual were all ratified at a duly convened general parent meeting last night, June 25, 2018 at Kateri School.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center would like to announce the hiring of Associate Principals for Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) and Kateri School.

The Kahnawake Survival School (KSS) would like to inform the community that a new coaching staff has been selected to lead the renowned KSS wrestling program.

The KEC and Kahnawake Survival School would like to inform the community that the long-time relationship between head coach Peter Montour and the KSS wrestling program has come to an end.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center and the Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) would like to announce that the final phase of ratification of KCSC legislation will begin on May 28, 2018 with the public release of the final drafts of KCSC Legislation (the Kahnawà:ke Education Responsibility Act (KERA), the KCSC Constitution and By-Laws, and the KCSC Governance Procedural Manual).

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to announce that Kahentorehtha Lauren Jacco has been hired as Principal of Karonhianónhnha Tsi Ionterihwaienstáhkhwa.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to announce a Bachelor of Education program in partnership with McGill University that will be offered in the community to eligible Kahnawa’kehró:non beginning in the Fall 2018.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to announce the launch of the “Skátne Enionkwaió’ten” (We will all work together) 5-Year Community Language Plan.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to announce that the Encore!Sistema music program has been selected as a recipient of $45,500 in funding from Kahnawà:ke Community Health Plan Initiative (CHPI).

At 10:15 this morning, Kateri School Reception received a phone call from a concerned community member stating that they had been made aware of a possible threat against one of our schools.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center (KEC) and Kahnawà:ke Combined Schools Committee (KCSC) are pleased to announce the next step in the ratification process for KCSC Draft Legislation documents that were released to the public at the KCSC Annual General Assembly on Monday, November 27th, 2017. These documents include the Kahnawà:ke Education Responsibility Act (KERA), the KCSC Constitution and By-Laws, and the KCSC Governance Procedural Manual.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is proud to be hosting a follow up to its first Strategic Planning Session for a Community Language Plan that was held in November 2017. The second and final session for the project will take place at the Mohawk Legion in Kahnawà:ke on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 where participants will continue their work on developing a 5-year strategic plan toward language revitalization in Kahnawà:ke, with a focus on community goals and action items for the next five years. The project, entitled “Skátne Eionkwaió’ten” (We will all work together) stems from funding secured in the amount of $51791.00 from the Aboriginal Peoples’ Program (APP) Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) in the fall of 2017.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) hosted a Regional Discussion Table in Laval on December 11th and 12th, 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to review the intentions of FNEC in response to the recent commitments from Ottawa that includes the development of a new funding formula, and the unlocking of remaining funding committed in the 2016 federal budget for “Transforming First Nation Education” (approximately $665 million).

In order to meet the needs of students, staff, and the community, the KEC is pleased to announce that we will be providing KEC second language instructors with language upgrading courses in Kanien’kéha and French beginning in January 2018 until March 2018.

The Kahnawà:ke Education Center is pleased to announce its involvement in NEȾOLṈEW̱, an Indigenous lead and Indigenous focused research project that will form a learning and research network to strengthen efforts to revive Indigenous Languages across Turtle Island. The project, led by Dr. Onowa McIvor and Dr. Peter Jacobs of the University of Victoria (UVIC) in British Columbia, will be funded by a six-year grant for $2.5 million dollars from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).