A New Beginning for OSHKI Graduates

The happy faces of the OSHKI Graduates completing a course
The happy faces of the OSHKI Graduates completing a course

THUNDER BAY – The Graduation Ceremony for the 2013 OSHKI -Pimache O Win (New Beginning) celebration was held in Thunder Bay today. The graduates included Suzanne Ostlund, Kristen Owen, and Brenda Spade who received their Pre-Health Sciences Certificate. Gloria Collins, Tracy Gagnon, Margaret Kakekapetum, Jennifer Meekis, and Stephanie Paavole who got their Native Early Childhood Education Diploma.

Naomi Chikane, Sheri Desmoulin, Rhonda Goodman, Michelle Harel, Lesley Mathe, Greg Moe, Ryan Kakakeep, and Themainia (Amy) Winter received their Social Services Worker – Native Specialization Diploma.

It was with a sense of pride and accomplishment that the graduates accepted their new roles, and new directions.

Education is a New Beginning 

The path forward, for some of the graduates is more education, and for others a trip into employment.

Oshki Graduates
The happy faces of the OSHKI Graduates


OSHKI Graduation
Ryan Sakakeep the Social Services Worker – Native Specialization grad and Valedictorian is congratulated by NAN Grand Chief Harvey Yesno


OSHKI Graduation
A delicious feast was shared by the graduates, their family and friends

Continuing Education

OSHKIIt is never too late to achieve your dreams. “No one ever said they regretted graduating,” the graduates and the audience was told.

If you are interested in continuing your education, finishing high school, or gaining re-training for new opportunities, visit www.oshki.ca

Messages to Graduates

Travelling Song

The Medicine Wheel Spirit Singers sang the Travelling Song – Here is a short clip…

OSHKI Graduation Celebration by netnewsledger



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