School Profile: Omiishosh Memorial School
“The Creator gave us a responsibility to protect and care for the lands that have sustained us for thousands of years. It is also our responsibility as First Nations people to take care of our people and our traditions and culture.” This is the vision of Pauingassi First Nation, and it is what the Omiishosh Memorial School seeks to teach its 80 students. Pauingassi First Nation is committed to creating opportunities for its young people, so they can learn to balance their traditions and culture within a modern context. An example of this is the recent publication of the Pauingassi Lands Use Management Plan (October, 2012).