Julian Kitto, Drum Keeper and AIE CHS tutor and Alijah Petite, 14, performed Mikinaak as the ceremony began.

“The students at CAAEP are students that have experienced barriers in their educational progress while enrolled at a mainstream high school,” Principal Connie Hyde said. “Such barriers can include, homelessness, anxiety/depression, failed classes, poor attendance and so on. These students come to the ALC for credit recovery, smaller class sizes, direct mental health services and more one-on-one with staff.”

Class speaker Cheyenne Stone completed her high school education while living on her own and working full time. She began her speech by telling fellow students to take out their cellphones, and she did the same. She turned her back to the crowd and took a selfie, much

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