Enoch Cree Nation celebrates opening of new school

Enoch Cree Nation is celebrating the grand opening of the Maskêkosak Kiskinomâtowikamik school. The school, which will serve kids from K-12, is located on the Edmonton-area First Nation and was officially opened in a special ceremony on Wednesday morning. “It’s…

Equal pay, more services coming to six First Nations schools in new federal government agreement

Better help for students with disabilities, more Cree language instruction and equal pay and benefits for teachers are anticipated improvements from a new 10-year education agreement to be inked Thursday between five northern Alberta First Nations and the Canadian government.…

Ben Calf Robe School replacement receives $6 million in federal funding

In an uncommon arrangement, the federal government will contribute $6 million toward the replacement of an Edmonton Catholic school that focuses on Cree language and culture. Natural Resources Minister and Edmonton Mill Woods MP Amarjeet Sohi greets students at Ben…

Discredited social studies lesson on residential schools cartoonish, simplistic, say experts

Melissa Purcell was shocked and in disbelief when she saw a social studies lesson that described Canada’s residential school education as “generally appropriate.” Melissa Purcell is a staff officer in professional development and indigenous education at the Alberta Teachers’ Association.…

New building for Ben Calf Robe School to include cultural space for Indigenous students

A replacement building was announcement for Ben Calf Robe School on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Janet French A Catholic school in Edmonton’s northeast will be replaced with a much larger facility that will include a cultural space for Indigenous students,…