Sweetgrass First Nation celebrates groundbreaking for new school

Sweetgrass First Nation will break ground on a school that will accommodate students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The school will offer both daycare and Head Start at facilities attached to the school. The building—which will be outfitted with solar panels—will have rooms for Cree language and science classes and an elder’s room. Administrators are working towards the development of land-based programming that can be offered alongside language and culture education. “It’ll be its own unique program, but the high school students will still be able to get at least four credits from there that are recognized by the provincial curriculum,” said Lamarr Oksasikewiyin, who holds Sweetgrass’s education portfolio. “The fact that we could do that program with our resources here in Sweetgrass… it’s a big deal for us.”

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