Kahnawake student wins McGill literary award

Written by on December 13, 2018

A student from Kahnawake has received a bursary and award at her CEGEP classes through McGill University. Kashennoktha Deer was nominated by her teachers and won the Most Accomplished Literary award in English.

“I would say I am honored but that’s overused a lot…but I am. I really appreciate it,” said Deer. 

“I really appreciate it mostly because after I finish with my farm program I do want to go back to school for English courses. I do want to become an English teacher,” she said. 

The 21-year-old Deer originally entered the Farm Management and Technology program at McDonald college in Ste Anne de Bellevue because she wanted to become a veterinarian.

“I realized that’s not what I want to do. But I would still like to have my own farm,” she said. 

Deer says she had kept pigs for the past three years. 

Even with the dream of expanding and running her own farm, Deer feels the award, which includes a $500 bursary, will now help her pursue her other dream of becoming a teacher. 

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