Chief Tony Alexis and Seamus O'Regan, minister of Indigenous Services, participated in a sod turning ceremony at Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in Alberta July 17. The event marked the official start of construction of the new junior-senior high school in the community.
The new school will also address overcrowding issues at the current school, and will provide more career and technology studies options to prepare the First Nation students for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.
The Nation itself has contributed $2.6 million to expand the gymnasium so it can serve as a recreation centre for the entire community. The school will be ready for students in September 2021.
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Photos by Brad Crowfoot.