New Learning Space

École H.J. Cody High School celebrated the raising of a permanent tipi in their Sylvan Lake school courtyard, to share knowledge, learn from one another and create a better future together. 

Indigenous culture mini-camp.

Immersed in culture

École Steffie Woima Elementary School recently held an Indigenous culture mini-camp with traditional dance, stories and the guidance and care of Elder Pauline Beagan 

Kids drumming

Dynamic Drumming

Jill Cummins, music teacher at École John Wilson Elementary in Innisfail, brought the division’s Buffalo Drums into class for a series of spirited sessions. 

Kids in a teepee.

Tipi teachings

The Indigenous Learning reps from schools across Chinook’s Edge gathered to share a day-long PD session with Learning Services staff and Knowledge Keepers at Centennial Park in Innisfail. 



Students throughout the division have opportunity to try their hand at many cultural traditions, from cooking and needlework to music and dance. 

Kids around a table.

Learning from the past

Staff at Spruce View School guide students through an Inuit exhibition that traveled to the school library. 



École Deer Meadow School organized a full week of immersion into Indigenous culture, when they danced, learned traditional crafts, and gained a deeper understanding through Elders. They called it Wahkohtowin Week - a Cree word describing the interconnectedness of relationships, communities and nature - something Chinook’s Edge strives to achieve each day. 


Files provided by Chinook's Edge School Division.