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Piitoayis Family School at Colonel Walker School

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Grade: 
K-6
Address: 
1921 - 9 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0B3
Phone: 
403-777-7860


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Piitoayis Family School is a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school that is culturally based from an Aboriginal perspective. It serves a diversity of Aboriginal students and offers Blackfoot and Cree Language classes. We are working on providing drumming, singing and dancing. The school integrates an Aboriginal perspective to the Alberta Education curriculum and practices cultural ceremonies where appropriate.

About the School

"Piitoayis" is a Blackfoot name given to the school from the Elders in our community. Historically and traditionally, we are situated in Blackfoot territory, therefore, we need to recognize and respect that by having a Blackfoot name. It translates into 'Eagle Lodge". The reason for this particular name is due the significance of the "Eagle" to most Aboriginal people and it recognizes we serve a wide range of Aboriginal peoples. The second part is "lodge" recognizes the school as as a gathering place for families, ceremonies and prayers, therefore, Eagle Lodge Family School.


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