Plains Cree

Preservation and Revitalization Initiatives

 

Reserve Initiatives

Little Pine

  • Teaching the Cree language from K -12

Witchekan Lake

  • Teaching the Cree language from K - 7
  • Holding mini Pow wow in the school

Beardy’s / Okemasis

  • Teaching Cree from K– 12
  • Grades 10 –12 receive credits
  • Students are involved in a dance troupe
  • Culture week
  • Youth cultural camps

Island Lake

  • Teaching Cree to K – 10
  • Teaching the students syllabics with class

Mistawasis

  • Teaching the Cree Language to the Aboriginal Head Start program
  • Teaching the students Cree from K– 9
  • Developing own curriculum
  • Elders are involved in a monthly assembly speaking to the
    Children in Cree with an interpreter

Moosomin

  • Teaching Cree from K – 9
  • Elders participate in Cultural Teachings
  • Annual Culture Camp
  • Pow wow and dance troupe
  • Cree class is offered to the adults in the evenings
  • Cree is offered to the school stall after school hours

Canoe Lake Cree Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K-12 in the classroom
  • Grade 10-12 Native Studies on ceremonial activities, tipi teachings, and kinship
  • Aboriginal Head Start Program and Daycare Centre utilise fluent Cree speakers
  • Cultural Camp
  • Community Radio Station

Waterhen Lake Band First Nation

  • Grade K-12 Cree language classes
  • Aboriginal Head Start Program and Daycare Centre
  • Elders in the school (started in 2003)
  • Annual Pow wow
  • Community Round-dances
  • Annual Cultural Camp

Flying Dust First Nation

  • Adult (evening) Cree Class – Conversational / Standard Roman Orthography
  • Grade K - 4 Cree language as a core subject
  • Elder in Residence
  • Pow wow Dance Group in the elementary school
  • Community Round dances
  • Community Radio Station

Pelican Lake First Nation

  • Grade K -12 core Cree Language class
  • Aboriginal Head Start Program and Daycare centre with fluent Cree speakers
  • Cultural Camp
  • Traditional School Christmas Pow wow
  • Community Round-dances

Cowessess First Nation

  • Teaching Cree K – 6
  • Cowesses First Nations Traditional Pow wow
  • Cowessess Grade 11 Canoe Trip
  • School participates in Pipe Ceremonies and Round dances
  • Head Start program

Gordon First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K – 4
  • Develops own Curriculum

Kahkewistahaw First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K – 3 and 9 – 12
  • Cultural week
  • Practice of the Cree language through out the day
  • Involved with the Cree Language Retention Committee Group

Ochapowace First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K– 9
  • Teaching 45 minutes per day of Native Studies
  • Cultural Classes
  • Culture Camp annually for the entire Community

Peepeekisis First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K– 10
  • Teaching Cree everyday for one hour
  • Cultural activities
  • Elders Program
  • Feast and Ceremonies once a month
  • Seasonal Feasts as well Pipe Ceremonies
  • Cree Prayer done daily
  • Monthly awards for Cree Speaking

Kawacatoose First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K – 6
  • Aboriginal Head Start program are taught basic Cree words
  • Mini Pow wow in the school
  • Curriculum developed by Elders and Language Committee and school board
  • Culture Camp for the entire community

Little Black Bear First Nation

  • Cultural Youth Camp annually

Muskeg Lake First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K - 5
  • Aboriginal Head Start program
  • Cree Language and Culture Camp for Youth
  • Cree Language Festival
  • Kehteayak Program – Elders
  • Cree Instructor develops her own language program along with the Elders in the Kehteayak program
  • Evening Cree class for adults in the community

Red Pheasant First Nation

  • Teaching Cree from K - 9
  • Cree Instructor develops Language Curriculum
  • Red Pheasant School holds mini Pow wow
  • In school Cultural Program
  • Students participate in Traditional Ceremonies

 

 
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