Language and Culture
St. Frances hosts a dual stream Cree Bilingual and English program with a focus on Nehiyaw (Cree) language and culture. Since 2019, the design team has been co-leading engagement sessions with the community, assisting in the development of an educational facility that could host a new model of education. Design drivers: community, natural world, language, traditions, and ceremony.
St. Frances brings forward the voices of the local Cree community, as well as supportive partners, to create an innovative learning program designed to support Indigenous student belonging and success. The partnership includes Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Tribal Council, the Indian Teacher Education Program, and the University of Saskatchewan.