MFNSS SCHOOLS

Each First Nation has signed on for an initial five-year term. First Nations that have joined include:

Bloodvein First Nation – Miskooseepi School

On the Bloodvein First Nation, children attend Miskooseepi School from Kindergarten to Grade 9. The school strives to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all students and staff, while teaching the importance of language, traditions and culture. In addition, the Bloodvein First Nation continues to create opportunities for all its young people (such as the new access road project) so the community will continue to grow and thrive long into the future.

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation – Sergeant Tommy Prince School

Named after Canada’s most decorated Aboriginal war veteran, Sergeant Tommy Prince School is on the Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation. The school serves over 95 students from Nursery to Grade 9 and strives to ensure that each one receives the best possible education. Just like its namesake, Sergeant Tommy Prince School hopes to inspire heroism in all its students, teaching them how to overcome adversity against all odds.

Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation – Mahpiya Hdega School

The Mahpiya Hdega (Dakota Plains) School is operated by the Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation and offers grades K-8. The school began construction in October 2005 and opened for operation in September 2006. Today it serves 56 students with a staff population of 16. Despite its smaller size, the school and community continuously strive to create opportunities for its members and young people, to ensure a strong and vibrant future.

Fox Lake Cree Nation – Fox Lake School

A new school for Fox Lake Cree Nation was completed in 2005 and serves 24 students from Nursery to Grade 8. Part of the school’s mission is to encourage parents to participate in all school activities such as the science fair and other annual gatherings. One of Fox Lake School’s special projects that involves students, staff and community members is the annual Goose Hunt. The hunt proudly showcases the school’s commitment to fostering cultural pride in students and families, while encouraging students to explore and integrate their culture, heritage and language.

Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation – Keeseekoowenin School

“It is the vision of Keeseekoowenin School that all students achieve their individual potential in a caring, safe and positive learning environment.” Keeseekoowenin School, Kindergarten to Grade 8, is committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing opportunities in a safe community that encourages life-long learning. Employing 22 people, the school seeks to ensure that instructional programming meets the needs of all learners, and that every student has appropriate support.

Lake Manitoba First Nation – Lake Manitoba School

Lake Manitoba School is a Nursery-Grade 8 school that boasts 212 students and a staff of 31. Despite facing hardships due to flooding in its community, the school continues to encourage its students to strive for success and pursue their dreams. The school teaches all students to respect one another and work hard towards achieving a positive, strong community.

Lake St. Martin First Nation -Lake St. Martin School

The Lake St. Martin First Nation, located about 280 km north of Winnipeg, was evacuated in 2011 due to severe flooding. Since that time, around 120 students have been attending classes in Winnipeg. While the people of Lake St. Martin have faced much adversity, the school is committed to ensuring all their students receive a full education in a positive environment. With a staff population of 12, the school offers First Nations programming from Nursery to Grade 9, and has an especially successful science program.

Pinaymootang First Nation – Pinaymootang School

On the Pinaymootang First Nation, children attend Pinaymootang School from Nursery to Grade 12. The school strives to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all students and staff, while teaching the importance of language, traditions and culture. In addition, the Pinaymootang First Nation continues to create opportunities for all its young people (such as the WinterFest and Treaty Days events, and with an arena for sports activities) so the community will continue to grow and thrive long into the future.

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation – Ginew School

Ginew School is on the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation. The school maintains that by teaching students the beliefs that Anishinabe people have always held, the community with be strengthened for generations to come. It also strives to share its culture and teachings with neighbouring communities by hosting an annual “Gathering of Friends”. The school has a student population of 118, as well as 28 staff members.

York Factory Cree Nation – George Saunders Memorial School

George Saunders Memorial School provides education from Nursery to Grade 8 to approximately 120 students. The school offers high quality education to the York Factory Cree Nation. Students, parents, teachers and support staff are all part of the school’s teaching and learning team. The school’s mission is to provide the best education possible, in a safe and caring environment, to prepare students for the future.

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