The Stanley Mission Cree Nation is a part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, which is one of the largest bands in Saskatchewan. Of the six populated reserves within the Band, Stanley Mission has the most membership with around 1400 people.
The community is situated on the banks of the majestic Churchill River System in Northern Saskatchewan, about 80 kilometers north east of La Ronge, or 310 kilometers north of Prince Albert. The community has a total population of about 1,540 people, in which approximately 1,420 people live on reserve, and 150 people living on the Settlement side.
Education: The education system follows English as a second language approach to their teaching. The system also offers Cree Language and Culture as a means maintaining their Woodland Cree Culture. With two schools with modern day technology, the students at both the Keethanow Elementary School and the Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial Keethanow High School are given every opportunity to good quality education.
The Elementary School (www.keethanow.ca) which runs from nursery to grade 6, has an enrollment of about 350 students. Whereas, the High School, which is from grade 7 to 12, has an enrollment of about 300 students.
The Post Secondary program also gives Band members full opportunity to further their education. Students are given the option of going to any post secondary institution, or they can stay in the community and take university courses offered at the Learning Centre through the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.
Stanley Mission Education is a First Nations organization
No. of Schools: 2
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