New Winnipeg school receives Anishinaabemowin name

The Seven Oaks School Division has announced that the new school under development in northern Winnipeg will be named École Mino Pimatisiwin School. The school’s name is an Anishinaabemowin phrase that translates to “the good life” and “celebrates what it means to be human and live in harmony in an interconnected world,” reports the Winnipeg Free Press. “When I was asked to name it, no other phrase came to mind but that; for me, this is the greatest honour,” said SOSD Elder-in-Residence Mary Courchene. SOSD Chairwoman Maria Santos agreed with Courchene’s hope that Mino Pimatisiwin would be more than just a name: “That’s what we want for all students—we want them to live a good life.” The dual-track kindergarten-to-Grade 8 school is expected to open in 2025.

Winnipeg Free Press