Niji Mahkwa School is located on the original lands of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation (Treaty 1 Territory). We are a nursery to grade 8 school that has an enrollment of over 304 students.
Even with the pandemic, our young warriors participated in sustainable activities all following COVID19 regulations. For instance our children went on community walks as they explored their ancestral lands, the children participated in traditional pipe ceremonies, also many classrooms turn off their overhead lights during the day, every classroom recycles their paper products, and a class calculated the cost difference of recycling bowls to that of washing bowls. This coming year we hope to have our children paint our community Niji Mahkwa library that will be attached to our school.
We are very excited to share this initiative with our young warriors, and we would like to participate in this endeavour.