Fisher River Cree Nation is making the transition to online learning easier by giving students in the community a free laptop or iPad and internet connection device.
“It’s a great thing… because not every family actually has the money to afford a laptop,” said Grade 12 student Koby Wilson.
Wilson is one of 470 students who attend the two schools in the community about 170 kilometres north of Winnipeg. He works part time at the local restaurant and is a councillor for Fisher River’s junior chief and council.
During the first few weeks of the school year, students were given paper homework packages.
In October, the Fisher River Education Authority received an order of 230 Toshiba laptops which were given to