by Meghan Finney, Communications Coordinator, MK
On Friday, September 27, over 3,000 elementary, junior high and high school students in eleven Mi’kmaw communities across Nova Scotia celebrated the inaugural Nitap Day.
Nitap Day was celebrated in MK schools through joint and individual school events. Family, friends and community members were also invited to take part in the festivities.
“Nitap” was chosen to honour the day, because in addition to educating students and staff on the identification, dangers, and solutions to bullying in schools, the day’s events also focused on cultivating friendships between students to help prevent instances of bullying.
“Student safety is a top priority,” says MK Executive Director, Eleanor Bernard. “Nitap Day, and cultivating friendships among us all, is one step for our communities to stand ...
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