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.     /component/content/article/164-rokstories/298-cultural-exchanges--amiskwaciy
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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.    
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amiskwaciy Academy's Monthly Newsletter

If you would like to see what's happening each month at amiskwaciy academy

just follow along with our monthly newsletter.All you have to do is click on the link below: 

December2014.pdf

 

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WHY ACT NOW

 

Adolescence is a very important stage, during which a great deal of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual growth occurs. For this reason, it is important to understand what affects youth health and how these influences may lead to wellness. Since very little research has been done on Aboriginal youth health, Dr. Sharma and team spent the last 3 years partnering with a handful of Edmonton Schools to capture data on the status of youth health. amiskwaciy participated in this data collection phase, received some nutrition advice and was connected with various community partners. Dr. Sharma and team not only helped form better food choices in their school breakfast program but they were also connected with Sport Central to receive needed sports equipment, had opportunities to visit exhibitions at Telus World of Science as well as events at Northlands.
Why Act Now has received 3 more years of funding from Alberta Health to develop, implement and evaluate the second phase of the project; an intervention program to improve nutrition and physical activity in Indigenous youth based on evidence already collected and develop a tool to identify Indigenous youth at risk for Type II diabetes.
amiskwaciy will be taking part in the second phase of the Why Act Now project due to a high success rate in Phase I. Based on information and feedback, a youth-centered, culturally appropriate intervention program will be developed and implemented, focusing on the use of social media to promote key messages and engage youth. Youth are the future, and improving the health of youth has the potential to improve the health of communities as a whole!
Connect with us:
Website:     www.whyactnow.com
Twitter:       @whyactnow

 

 

 

Friends of amiskwaciy Academy attending the Moosehide Campaign Announcement at amiskwaciy Academy on

November 25, 2014. Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations David Dorward announced the launch of the

Moosehide Campaign. 

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amiskwaciy Academy was presented with the Lost Prizes International Innovative Program Award from The University of Winnipeg on July 16, 2014. In recognition of our Inclusive Approach towards Honouring Diversity, Respecting Cultural Traditions, and Identifying and Developing the Talents of All Students.

In the attached picture: Terris Mah, Elder Francis Whiskeyjack, Fred Hines, Philip Baker (Professor at University of Winnipeg.

 

 

amiskwaciy Academy's Principal Fred Hines and Elder Francis Whiskeyjack were guest speakers at the 5th Conference on Recent Advances in Addressing Obesity in Indigenious Youth. The conference was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 23, 2014 and September 24, 2014.

Included in attached picture from left to right: Doctor Martin Brokenleg, Principal Fred Hines, and Elder Francis Whiskeyjack.
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News

amiskwaciy Academy's Monthly Newsletter

If you would like to see what's happening each month at amiskwaciy academy

just follow along with our monthly newsletter.All you have to do is click on the link below: 

December2014.pdf

 

why

 

WHY ACT NOW

 

Adolescence is a very important stage, during which a great deal of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual growth occurs. For this reason, it is important to understand what affects youth health and how these influences may lead to wellness. Since very little research has been done on Aboriginal youth health, Dr. Sharma and team spent the last 3 years partnering with a handful of Edmonton Schools to capture data on the status of youth health. amiskwaciy participated in this data collection phase, received some nutrition advice and was connected with various community partners. Dr. Sharma and team not only helped form better food choices in their school breakfast program but they were also connected with Sport Central to receive needed sports equipment, had opportunities to visit exhibitions at Telus World of Science as well as events at Northlands.
Why Act Now has received 3 more years of funding from Alberta Health to develop, implement and evaluate the second phase of the project; an intervention program to improve nutrition and physical activity in Indigenous youth based on evidence already collected and develop a tool to identify Indigenous youth at risk for Type II diabetes.
amiskwaciy will be taking part in the second phase of the Why Act Now project due to a high success rate in Phase I. Based on information and feedback, a youth-centered, culturally appropriate intervention program will be developed and implemented, focusing on the use of social media to promote key messages and engage youth. Youth are the future, and improving the health of youth has the potential to improve the health of communities as a whole!
Connect with us:
Website:     www.whyactnow.com
Twitter:       @whyactnow

 

 

 

Friends of amiskwaciy Academy attending the Moosehide Campaign Announcement at amiskwaciy Academy on

November 25, 2014. Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations David Dorward announced the launch of the

Moosehide Campaign. 

FullSizeRender

 


 

 

 

Lostprizespic

amiskwaciy Academy was presented with the Lost Prizes International Innovative Program Award from The University of Winnipeg on July 16, 2014. In recognition of our Inclusive Approach towards Honouring Diversity, Respecting Cultural Traditions, and Identifying and Developing the Talents of All Students.

In the attached picture: Terris Mah, Elder Francis Whiskeyjack, Fred Hines, Philip Baker (Professor at University of Winnipeg.

 

 

amiskwaciy Academy's Principal Fred Hines and Elder Francis Whiskeyjack were guest speakers at the 5th Conference on Recent Advances in Addressing Obesity in Indigenious Youth. The conference was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 23, 2014 and September 24, 2014.

Included in attached picture from left to right: Doctor Martin Brokenleg, Principal Fred Hines, and Elder Francis Whiskeyjack.
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