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!
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.