The Alberta government finalized a new education framework with a First Nation south of Edmonton on Wednesday morning.
Education Minister David Eggen met with the four Maskwacis Cree Nations to sign the agreement that’s intended to give kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the community access to a Cree-based curriculum.
“It’s something I think we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives,” Eggen said. “[It’s] a chance for us to build a stronger bond for the sake of education for our young people here and to set an example for the rest of the province.”
The Maskwacis Education Schools Commission is the new education authority for all 11 schools and two Head Start programs in Maskwacis. Its primary goal is to improve education, services and student success within the Cree nation.