Honouring a Hockey Legend
amiskwaciy Academy was host to former NHL superstar Theo Fleury as part of a promotional tour for the Citadel’s production of The Kite Runner
. Fleury spoke candidly and openly with students about growing up Metis, playing in the NHL and his past struggles with addiction and sexual abuse. Principal Fred Hines, teacher Terris Mah and Elder Francis Whiskeyjack presented Fleury with an eagle feather and traditional blanket as a token of appreciation for his journey, his courage and his leadership.
Benches for Boyle Street
amiskwaciy Academy principal Fred Hines and a group of teachers and students presented two benches to Boyle Street Community Services. These benches were made as part of our Construction program at the school and were presented to Boyle Street’s Executive Director, Julien Daly, pictured here with the students.
amiskwaciy Hosts District Custodial PD Day
For the second year in a row, amiskwaciy Academy hosted the annual district-wide Custodial Services professional development day. Hundreds of custodians from schools around the city took part in a day of workplace training and workshops. The day was started with a prayer and drum from our Elder and staff (pictured here).
Ready to Shine
Amiskwaciy Academy students are gearing up for the third annual Ready to Shine
fashion show, presented by Kingsway Mall and the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation. We'll be posting a series of five videos over the coming weeks, shot and edited by amiskwaciy students, following our students from the drawing board to the runway.
A visitor from outer space
amiskwaciy Academy students were treated to a visit from Liberal leadership hopeful, Member of Parliament and Canada's first man in space Marc Garneau
Cultural Exchanges @ amiskwaciy
Here at amiskwaciy Academy, we open our doors several times a year to students from other schools so that they can benefit from cultural teachings and our unique learning environment. From spending time in our traditional room to learning traditional arts and games, students from the Edmonton area are welcomed at our school.