James Bay Cree are bucking the Arts program trend by spending rather than cutting

James Bay Cree spending on Arts programs in hopes that it will keep kids in school.

Tom Fennario
APTN National News
When it comes to high school funding, the arts aren’t often considered a priority.

But the James Bay Cree of Quebec are bucking that trend.

All in the hopes of keeping teenagers from dropping out.

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Born and raised in Montreal, Tom cut his teeth working in community television in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory before joining APTN as a cameraman/editor in 2008. In 2015 he was promoted to Video Journalist. Since 2019 Tom has been a producer for the French weekly newscast Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN.