Kâpapâmahchakwéw “Wandering Spirit School”

June 28, 2021

Toronto Star – Kâpapâmahchakwéw “Wandering Spirit School” celebrates its first graduates. Part of the Toronto District School Board, “Wandering Spirit “welcomed its first cohort of Grade 9 students in the fall of 2107, added Grade 10 in 2018, Grade 11 in 2019 and Grade 12 in 2020. The school integrates values, language and culture into the curriculum. “About 50 people are enrolled in the high school program, and 180 in total.
The curriculum offers students classes such as NAC10 (Expressions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Cultures, NAC20 (First Nations, Métis and Inuit in Canada) and NBE3 (English: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit Voices). Indigenous perspectives are also centered in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, medicine and design classes.