Coaching program boosts Edmonton Catholic First Nations grad rate – Edmonton Journal

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Coaching program boosts Edmonton Catholic First Nations grad rate – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2016240 Views

January 28, 2016

Haley Bayne used to stand, agonizing, outside the door of Archbishop O’Leary High School’s graduation coach.

“Should I go in, or should I not go in?” the Grade 12 student wondered, all too aware of passing students’ glances.

Hearing her classmates’ racist jokes, she didn’t want them to know about her indigenous roots.

“I felt like I was dirty. I felt like I shouldn’t be native,” said 17-year-old Haley.

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