Library Project at the Migisi Sahgaigan School!
It’s a new year and SchoolBOX is thrilled to once again be partnering with some amazing communities and schools in 2023, like the Migisi Sahgaigan School in Eagle Lake First Nation.
Last week Terri Meekis and Bernice Major from the SchoolBOX team met at Eagle Lake First Nation to visit the Migisi Sahgaigan School to discuss project plans with Vice Principal Sarah Friesen and grade 4-6 teacher Shannon Ouellette. It was a successful time of connection and discussion as plans were solidified for SchoolBOX’s involvement with the Migisi school.
The Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation school began offering education to their First Nation community in 2002 and teaches students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Plans for this SchoolBOX project will be to update the school’s main library collection and refresh the space as well as providing “mini libraries” for six of the classrooms.
SchoolBOX Director Terri Meekis says of her time, “The Migisi Sahgaigan school is a vibrant and beautiful space. We met with the teachers last week to discuss their book wish lists and we are excited to begin ordering books, furniture and resources for their school!”
Bernice Major, SchoolBOX’s Library Coordinator, lives in Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty 3 and is an active member of her community, serving on NAN’s band council and works as the community’s librarian. She plays an active role in connecting with communities and First Nation’s schools who might want to partner with SchoolBOX. She says of her visit to the Migisi school, “it was such a wonderful opportunity to see first hand how the school operates. The students looked so happy and eager to learn in the classrooms. Being able to see them and the teachers in their space really brings the classrooms to life!” Bernice is excited and thankful that SchoolBOX is able support this amazing school and community through this project.
If you would like to support this project, you can donate by heading to our donate page and give under “general operations”.
Please read the proposal below that outlines project costs, community information, fun facts, and more!
Your support helps us “anishaabe-gikinoo’amaadiwin” and makes education possible!