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  • History
  • Principal's Message
  • Mission

History

Nakoda Elementary opened in 2012 for Preschool - Grade 5 students. It's located on the Stoney Reserve in Morley, Ablerta. Nakoda Elementary was named by the Stoney Education Authority in reference to the Nakoda heritage, language, and culture.

Principal's Message

Tansi and Aba Wastech. My message to students comes from the teachings of my parents who strongly believed in how education can help us. There are two paths we can all take: one path comes from your community where you learn about your identity through our Elders, language, culture, ceremonies, history, customs and traditional values. The second path is the learning that takes place outside of the Reserve. My parents taught me that, when it comes to education, don’t expect anyone to give you anything. The sky is the limit, follow your dreams, you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to and work for!

Mission Statement

  • To ensure that Stoney Nation culture, language, history and collective knowledge are passed on to each successive generation
  • To promote the highest standard of literacy-based education for Stoney Nation children and young adults in a manner that will facilitate participation in any field or endeavor they may choose
  • To provide all Stoney Nation children the opportunity to learn to speak, read and write in the Stoney language
  • To instill in children and young adults the understanding that education is a lifelong pursuit
  • To provide a holistic approach to education that addresses the cultural, social, economic, emotional, physical and intellectual goals of children and young adults
  • To provide and develop education policies that accommodate a rapidly changing world, and to prepare children and young adults to meet the challenges such change demands
  • To recognize that children and young adults are taught first at home, and secondly at school, and to recognize the importance of family involvement in the development and delivery of education services
  • To ensure that all school staff and students are drug and alcohol-free
  • To provide a safe and caring school environment that is free from physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual and verbal abuse (innuendo, gossip and rumour) and harassment