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Grade 9 Programs

May 3, 2023

At Children of the Earth, we have two grade 9 programs; one for the boys (Oskabay Maatiziwin), and one for the girls (Ikwewag ga-zoonigiga-niibwawiiwad).


Grade 9 Boys Program
Oskabay Maatiziwin
Helpers in Life/for Life
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Grade 9 Girls Program
Ikwewag ga-zoonigiga-niibwawiiwad
Women Standing Strong
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Program Rationale:

  • To enable Indigenous youth to increase self-identity, self-esteem and to gain a positive self image through traditional cultural teachings and Indigenous  language instruction.
  • To understand the role and responsibilities of Indigenous  youth in the traditional education system and to bridge that knowledge with what is learned in the contemporary system.
  • To incorporate an Indigenous  perspective into all existing Manitoba Education and Training curricula areas, keeping within the existing vision of Children of the Earth High School.


Michelle Arnaud, Teacher – Ikwewag ga-zoonigiga-niibwawiiwad - Women Standing Strong

Tyler Neapew. Teacher – Oskabay Maatiziwin – Helpers in life/for life

Traditional Advisor

Connie West-Buck

  • Traditional Advisors are responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and facilitation of Traditional Teachings, Pipe Ceremonies and Cultural Activities.
  • Duties also include assisting and supporting with school activities, planning various gatherings, as well as, evaluations, meetings, and presentations when required.

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