We are excited to introduce you to our newest student, Lisa Strong. Lisa attends the University of Winnipeg studying Urban and Inner-city Studies and Rhetoric writing.
We met her through Tania Cameron (who we met on twitter, but that is another story). Tania is a member of the educational council of Lisa’s band and knew of her post secondary funding needs first hand.
Lisa was part of the ’60s scoop, making her way back to Canada and her people, the Ochiichagwebabigonining F.N., at age 13. [If you would like to read about the scoop click here – The Canadian 60s Scoop]
She returned to school after 25 years receiving her high school diploma at urban circle then moving on to conquer university. She is presently in 2nd year and is successful in her studies.
Lisa is a mother to two while coping with serious health issues. After learning all of this about her life, and understanding how challenging university is, we are now referring to her as Ms. Strong as strength is just one of the amazing character traits we have discovered so far.
Welcome, Lisa. We are so proud to have been allowed to participate in your post secondary school experience.