EDUCATION

Community Goals

Expand education programs and services

Invest in education infrastructure and staff

Recognize students’ achievements

Invest in preserving the Cree language

Encourage collaboration between both schools for cultural sharing

Where are we now?

Mihkoskiwakak Nehiyawak asserts that education is a Treaty Right. Members attend school in the community at Mamawe Awasis Elementary for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 and John William Head Education Center offers Grade 9 to 12. There is a training centre that currently provides post-secondary classes in the evening and safety training courses are offered when available.

Mihkoskiwakak Nehiyawak offers a Post-Secondary Kiskonomawakan Support Program for members.

The community education philosophy is:

  • To be able to use and enjoy the best of both First Nation and non-First Nation world views
  • To be fully bilingual and bicultural
  • To help students reach their full potential
  • To ensure the school is a part of the community and the community is a part of the school

Community Data

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population aged 15 years & over, on-reserve with a High School Diploma or Equivalent, 2016

%

population aged 15 years & over, on-reserve with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, 2016

Elementary and Secondary Students Enrolled, 2019-2020

Post- Secondary Students Enrolled, 2018-2019