A Proud Moment for Sagkeeng

New Anicinabe Community School in Sagkeeng to be completed in 2020

Chief Derrick Henderson (second from left) was joined by band representatives, educators and students for the sod turning of a new $19 Million school that is expected to be complete in 2020.

On a chilly Tuesday afternoon, November 19, Chief Derrick Henderson, along with Sagkeeng educators and students joined in at the sod turning ceremony for the long-awaited Anishinabe Community School. The old school was damaged in a fire in 2012.

The $19 Million project will include 21 classrooms, a gymnasium, a library and an elder’s room. The construction is expected to be completed in 2020 in time for the 2020/2021 school year.

Chief Derek Henderson said there were a lot of memories in the old school for students and parents alike. “But now, with the reconstruction of the whole new school, it’ll be another era … for our community. So I’m very, very proud of that and very happy we can have this.”

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The architect’s rendering of the front entrance of the school (Colliers Project Leaders).