Ermineskin Elementary School has incorporated a new Arts Program beginning September 3nd, 2014. The program will be delivered to grades one through six and will align with the current Alberta Program of Studies goals and objectives for fine arts. Art this year has a strong focus on Maskwacis Cree art and artists, both traditional and contemporary.

Part of our vision and mission at Ermineskin Elementary Schools are:

“Academically successful students who live a healthy lifestyle, and are confident, resilient, know their history and culture, and speak Cree.”

“We believe that the education of students is a shared responsibility and partnership between home, school and community.”

(Miyo Wahkotowin Education, 2014)


We believe that through the arts program, we will be assisting in fulfilling our vision and mission. It will greatly benefit our students by increasing their Cree identity and esteem while learning and developing invaluable skills and knowledge of our rich and vast cultural arts.

As part of the program, we are currently working to increase community involvement within our school. We encourage parents and families to volunteer over the course of the school year to join our art classes as helpers.

If you have any contributions or ideas to share with this program, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (780)585-3760.


Erin Joseph