Monday, May 07, 2007

Pacific Northwest Coast Indian School Honored

The Pacific Northwest Coast Indian Tsimshian Academy in Lax Kw'alaamsis is among 8 Canadian schools in British Columbia recognized for leading the way in education. The school was honored for its community support and innovative methods in raising the academic as well as self-esteem levels of Pacific Northwest Coast Indian students. Just a few years ago, before the band council took "life into its own hands," less than 50% of Indian Lax Kw'alaamsis children attended school at times. Enrollment is now way up and students are interested in both education and learning about their Pacific Northwest Coast Indian culture.

As part of culture, see Pacific Northwest Coast Indian Art.

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