Monday July 03, 2017

When education takes you far from home

Eugene Chubb, one of the 2017 graduating class at Southeast Collegiate in Winnipeg.

Eugene Chubb, one of the 2017 graduating class at Southeast Collegiate in Winnipeg. (CBC)

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With the school year officially over, young people across the country are settling into summer break. 

For the thousands of Indigenous youth who don't have a high school that goes up to Grade 12 in their community, summer often means returning home.

This week on New Fire, we'll introduce you to young people who've had to move far from home and family to pursue their education.

Eugene Chubb is from God's Lake Narrows, a remote Cree community in northern Manitoba. This year was his last year of high school at Southeast Collegiate, a boarding school for students from communities all over Manitoba. 

You'll also hear from a young Inuk man who is thrilled to have a new law program in his hometown of Iqaluit. 

Plus — we'll talk to a young, northern pilot who decided that flying planes was the best way to stay connected to her remote community.

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