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