Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation celebrates official opening of Chief Aranazhi School

The new Chief Aranazhi School, located on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, has officially opened. The facility will provide students in grades 5-12 with education in an environment that celebrates the First Nation’s culture and traditions. The $20.8M building and its grounds—which include an oversized gym, a fitness room, a commercial kitchen, a ceremonial space, an outdoor ice rink, and a playground—will also be used as a community centre for the First Nation. “Chief Aranazhi School will provide a foundation for traditional education while ensuring our youth become masters of every contemporary institution, from arts and culture to math, science and beyond,” said Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Chief Tony Alexis. “Cutting-edge, this school will help students maintain their culture and identity while preparing them for the exciting opportunities of the future.”