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  • Student Showcase

    Student Showcase

    Students at amiskwaciy bring talents and gifts in many forms.Here, they are encouraged to let their light shine and be celebrated. Below are some examples/links of student work for you to explore and appreciate. 

    the eagle final edition June 2015

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership


    We encourage students to build their character and develop positive attitudes through participation in student activities. Student’s Union, Grad Committee, etc., provide opportunities for students to develop leadership abilities and a sense of school and community responsibility. All students are able to participate in student leadership opportunities in the Amiskwaciy community.

    LEADERSHIP CLASS - At amiskwaciy Academy, students have an option to take a for credit Leadership course. Some of the activities and projects that the students created as a part of this course are featured below.

    MENTAL HEALTH RADIO PODCAST PSA - This 30 second audio clip is the result of a Mental Health First Aid course which students of the 2014/2015 3rd  quarter took during the Leadership course. It features students voices and ideas for the final media project of their final mark. Click link to listen!

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  • Athletics


    amiskwaciy Academy offers opportunities in many sports including:



    Ball Hockey

    There is also many recreational sports and intramual activies involving student athletics/sports.

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    • Beadwork
    • Regalia Making
    • Traditional Dancers
    • Media Arts (Podcasting, Video Production)
    • Travelling Drumming and Singing
    • Girl's Group: Powerful and Independent Women Series




    At amiskwaciy there are many different activities, clubs and events with a wide array of interests to choose from. From the Rotary Club to Sports and Recreation, the Media Arts, Cultural Performances and Crafts and much more, students have plenty of opportunity to explore, learn ans share their talents and gifts.

    Check out the audio and visual media produced right in the school!


    THE EAGLE is the student newspaper which features student work, perspectives and life at amiskwaciy. Below this image of the front page of our last edition are the links to the pdf downloads of each edition this past school year (2014/2015) for your reading pleasure and interest:

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    the eagle final edition June 2015

    the eagle winter 2 edition

    the eagle winter 1 edition


    Here is a video film studies piece concieved of and produced by students at amiskwaciy. Subscribe to the channel in order to have access to more/upcoming video works.

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    amiskwaciy Academy was designed to offer exciting enrichment programming for junior high and high school students in a respectful, safe environment. At amiskwaciy, we recognize that all beings are connected and our teaching styles and learning opportunities reflect this belief. Our Elder’s teachings, our community partners, family involvement, and a committed teaching staff provide a holistic learning environment.

    We believe at Amiskwaciy Academy that our school philosophy is demonstrated best through our harmonious communal approach to learning.

    amiskwaciy Academy offers exciting programming in a respectful, safe environment for Grades 7 to 12. We take a communal approach to learning, with our Elders, community partners, families and committed teaching staff providing a holistic learning environment.

    Our students come from across Edmonton and surrounding areas as well as from First Nations communities and Métis settlements throughout Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. Most are First Nations, Métis or Inuit, but we welcome students of all cultures. We teach the Medicine Wheel and, in addition to our academic programming, offer CTS programs such as Cosmetology, Construction Technology, and Foods and Fashion Studies. Through our community partnerships we provide hot breakfast and lunch programs, family support and the University of Alberta Community Service-Learning program.


    We believe:

    • That all beings are connected
    • That partnerships with post-secondary, businesses and community agencies are essential to support our youth academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually
    • In encouraging student leadership

    Come visit us today

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…. Our Path …. Our Life …. Our Spirit

This vision of amiskwaciy Academy is to honour the Aboriginal community and reflect its cultures, values, ancestral knowledge and traditions in achieving excellence in education.

amiskwaciy Academy will provide a meaningful and balanced curriculum, bringing together the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, knowledge and languages in a positive and quality educational setting.

This will be accomplished through the support of the Elders within the Aboriginal community.

amiskwaciy Academy is offering free Yellow Busing for grades 7 and 8 North of the river.  

Yellow bus service information  /  EPSB Bus website 

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Principal's Message


At amiskwaciy Academy students are at the centre of our initiatives. What we plan for, work towards, and strive for is a community of forward thinkers.  Two full time Elder are on-site serving our school and community.  Students learn about Cree culture through the Morning Song, Traditional Teachings, Sweats and through classroom enrichment. We work hard at giving our students the tools to become a productive member of our society through the world of work or post-secondary education. As a community we work to remove barriers that would impede progress for our students. Please stop in and join us for breakfast followed by Morning Song that starts at  8:45 am daily.

hiy hiy,

Fred Hines