Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Faculty of Social Science, Sociology
I attended high school in Big Trout Lake a fly-in reserve 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, ON, until grade 11. I kept dropping out of high school and I also attended high school in Thunder Bay for 2 years. I graduated from Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate on my birthday, I was 21 years old. I went on to Fanshawe College and completed both the Police Foundations and Protection, Security & Investigations program. Afterwards, I decided to apply to Western University for Sociology and Psychology. I accepted my offer to Sociology and I'm minoring in Psychology. One of the reasons why I am continuing with my education journey is to encourage my nieces and nephews, that someone in their family has gone to college and university. I think it's really important to show our young people that education is important. Living in an isolated community, sometimes you end up thinking that's all there is. There is so much more than the reserve. Also, I graduated high school late and I hope that people who have dropped out go back and finish. I am hoping to get into the Canadian Army or the Canadian Border Services Agency after my program is completed.